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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Anesthetic (Overview)

Anesthetics's are a class of drugs which cause a reversible loss of sensation. The 2 main classes are general and local. General anesthetics cause unconsciousness and total loss of sensation. Local anesthetics cause loss of sensation to a limited area.


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What are anesthetic injections used for?

What are anesthetic injections used for?

Pain relief: We would need more info to answer your question in detail. Local anesthetics (numbing medicines) can be injected into a specific area, such as around a tooth, to numb it. Other types of anesthetic injections such as nerve blocks can provide anesthesia for some types of surgical procedures. An epidural injection can help with pain relief for back pain, or for having a baby. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
11 doctors shared insights

Anesthetic (Overview)

Anesthetics's are a class of drugs which cause a reversible loss of sensation. The 2 main classes are general and local. General anesthetics cause unconsciousness and total loss of sensation. Local anesthetics cause loss of sensation to a limited area.


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Can you define and describe spinal anesthetic? How does it work?

Can you define and describe spinal anesthetic? How does it work?

Spinal anesthesia: During a spinal anesth your providers uses Lidocaine to numb a small area of skin on you back and then uses a spinal needle to gently go through the numb skin, between the vertebral bones and into the spinal space where the spinal fluid is. When the anesthesia provider sees this fluid come back out of the needle he will then inject a small amount of local anes med into needle and numb the nerves. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use anesthetic ear drops in the ears to relieve pain on airplane trips?

Is it ok to use anesthetic ear drops in the ears to relieve pain on airplane trips?

Not advised: Pain with flying usually comes from problems with the eustachian tube. This works to keep the air pressure under the eardrum equal to the outside pressure. It is better to do things to constantly equalize your ears by frequent swallowing, chewing gum and constantly clearing your ears. Decongestant medicines may also help. ...Read more

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Male 50yrs bad reaction to gen anesthetic is due for another op & they said must have used dirty anesthetic & would use clean this time wot that mean?

Male 50yrs bad reaction to gen anesthetic is due for another op & they said must have used dirty anesthetic & would use clean this time wot that mean?

In details: Detailed description or old anesthesia record of the previous event will help anesthesiologist to make next anesthetic safe. From your question it is not clear what happened last time. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Which is more effective anbesol oral anesthetic or oragel?

Which is more effective anbesol oral anesthetic or oragel?

Same but...: They are the same but be aware the fda has announce that use of benzacaine in children under the age of 4 is dangerous because of a rare but sometimes fatal condition called methemoglobinemia. This is a disorder in which the amount of oxygen carried through the blood stream is greatly reduced. I would not use these products on toddlers and infants. ...Read more

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Can dental work with local anesthetic cause loss of taste?

Can dental work with local anesthetic cause loss of taste?

The nerves that are: Anesthetized for dental procedures are from the 5th cranial nerve (trigeminal nerve). Taste nerves are from the 7th cranial nerve (facial nerve) for the anterior 2/3's of the tongue. Changes in taste/ lack of taste here are usually related to issues with the 7th nerve. There is no specific connection with normal dental local anesthesia and taste changes. Hope this helps. Please see your doctor! ...Read more

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How long does it take for local dental anesthetic to kick in?

How long does it take for local dental anesthetic to kick in?

Dental anesthetic: Depending on the location and the accuracy, 3-5 minutes. If the area is swollen, infected, or hypersensitive, it may take longer, or it may not take at all. ...Read more

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Is general anesthetic safe?

Is general anesthetic safe?

Extremely low risks.: Anesthesiology has become the 'poster child' of improved safety in medicine. The risks directly attributed to anesthesia alone are now so low that they become hard to estimate. Latest estimates put the risk of major morbidity or mortality at one in several hundred thousand. Much lower than the risk of being struck by lightning. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to swallow phenol oral anesthetic?

Phenol Oral : Generally speaking, i you ingest small and/or recommended amounts of phenol oral anesthetic, you should not have a problem unless you are hypersensitive to the analgesic. ...Read more

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