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Is it safer to use lacane or the oral anesthetic for waxing?

Is it safer to use lacane or the oral anesthetic for waxing?

Waxing: Oral anesthetics work only in the mouth and are not topical anesthetics. Lacane (sp) I think you mean Lidocaine and it does come as a topical cream so I would use that. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Anesthetic (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Do you think I should use lacane or the oral anesthetic for waxing?

Do you think I should use lacane or the oral anesthetic for waxing?

Lidocaine: Oral anesthetic will only work on mucous membrane. Not where hair grows. Local anesthetic like Lidocaine works great especially for the mustashe and chin area. Dental boards usually Prohibit dentists giving anesthesia for waxing. ...Read more

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Do anesthetics keep you from feeling all pain?

Not necessarily: The components of "anesthesia"generally include analgesia (pain relief), diminished awareness, lack of movement (to allow surgery to go forward safely) and sometimes, but not always, sleep.

An anesthetic that is delivered to you more locally (topical, peripheral, spinal, epidural) will create a "pain-free" zone in a limited location only. So, not "all pain! ". ...Read more

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How is xenon an anesthetic if it's an inert inert gaswith no function?

Effect on cells: Xenon gas inhibits the plasma membrane ca pump, an effect similar to other inhaled anesthetic gases. It is an inert gas in the sense that it doesn't form covalent bonds with other elements, but this doesn't have anything to do with its anesthetic effect. Unfortunately, it's rare and expensive, which is why it's not in common use for anesthesia. ...Read more

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Do waxing burns fade?

Do waxing burns fade?

Yes: Waxing burns are usually superficial and tend to fade with time. If needed, you can use an over-the-counter or prescription fading cream that contains hydroquinone as its active ingredient. Be sure to use sunscreen also, as sun makes dark marks darker. If you are using a retinoid (prescription) or retinol, be sure to stop it at least 3 days before waxing or request hard wax to prevent burns. ...Read more

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Are Brazilian waxes safe?

Are Brazilian waxes safe?

Yes.: Though you have to watch out for ingrown hairs as the hair regrows, waxing is safe as long as the wax isn't so hot it burns you! Some of the skin in the genital area is quite tender, so there can be irritation regardless of the hair removal technique used. ...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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How painful are bikini waxes?

How painful are bikini waxes?

Not sure: I have heard that it is quite painful but very fast if done correctly. ...Read more

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What is a general anesthetic?

Induces anesthesia: A general anesthetic is a molecule that when given to a patient induces a state of general anesthesia characterized by unconsciousness, amnesia and often immobility. General anesthetics are usually in IV or inhaled gas form. ...Read more

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Is nair bad and is waxing better?

Is nair bad and is waxing better?

Personal Choice: It is a personal choice
Some people do not like Nair as it smells and has to be left for too long it burns and if you don't leave long enough the hair is still there
Waxing has less side effects, but can also have problems and soe prefer shaving ...Read more

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Where can I get local anesthetics?

Local anesthetics: Hello. What are you trying to treat with local anesthetics? Target, Walmart and your local pharmacies sell over the counter topical and oral forms at very low strengths. You would need a prescription from your medical provider in order to obtain a stronger strength (example topical lidocaine prescription strength seen as strong as 10% and is useful for stab, burn, pins/needles, sting, numbness) ...Read more

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Should I weave, wax or pluck brows?

Weaving and plucking: Weaving and plucking when properly done have very little pull on the eyebrow therefor the least to affect the eyebrow position long term. Waxing usually has a sudden and strong pull on the eyebrow that can evetually lead to drooping eyebrows. ...Read more

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Is waxing my face bad for my health?

No: Although there is a small risk if burns. ...Read more

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Can general anesthetic make me sick?

Yes: Very common to have nausea and vomiting after for a short period of time. Everyone reacts differently. Modern general anes is very safe. ...Read more

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Will waxing make me have an outbreak?

Outbreak of what?: You need to make this question more specific and rephrase it. ...Read more

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Are vaginal tears after waxing common?

Are vaginal tears after waxing common?

No: Vaginal tears should not occur from waxing. Sometimes small tears can occur on the skin outside of the vagina. ...Read more

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What are common oral local anesthetics?

Varies: Topical-benzocaine, injection types are often lidocaine, articaine, mepivicaine, bupivicaine. There are others as well and other formulations of these but these are the basic and most common anesthetics. Some have epinephirine (at diff concentrations) to make it work better and longer and some don't. ...Read more

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Is it okay to wax if you have psoriasis?

Is it okay to wax if you have psoriasis?

Waxing psoriasis: Waxing might be irritating for people with psoriasis.
Particularly sensitive areas of the skin.
Caveat waxor! ...Read more

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What are some potent, local anesthetics?

What are some potent, local anesthetics?

Local: Marcaine, lidocaine the strength depends on the concentration as how quickly and how large a nerve can be blocked ...Read more

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Darkening of the skin after waxing normal?

Darkening of the skin after waxing normal?

Hyperpigmentation: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih) is a frequently encountered problem and represents the sequelae of various cutaneous disorders as well as therapeutic interventions. This acquired excess of pigment can be attributed to various preceding disease processes that affect the skin such as infections, allergic reactions, mechanical injuries, and reactions to medications. ...Read more

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Are anesthetic drugs considered a biohazard?

Yes: They need to be disposed of properly and should only be used in a facility that adheres to the proper guidelines of safe use and disposal. ...Read more

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Best way to wax/shave bikini area? Any tips?

Best way to wax/shave bikini area? Any tips?

Pubic hair: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more

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How can I heal burned/torn skin from waxing?

How can I heal burned/torn skin from waxing?

Simple Care best: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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What is the best way to remove wax build up?

What is the best way to remove wax build up?

The best way is to: There are preparations such as

debrox ear drops that will loosen wax, however if you have a hole in the eardrum you should not use these preparations. The safest way is to have your physician remove the wax. ...Read more

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Can you suggest an OTC oral anesthetic rinse?

Depends what you're: Using it for? Sore tooth? Gums? Throat? Need more info to answer accurately. Best to contact your dentist especially if it involves your teeth and gums. There are many products to choose from! Thanks! ...Read more