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Local anesthetic: It's an amide local anesthetic like lidocaine. The main use by anesthesiologists in us nowadays is as a way to test for extreme sensitivity to succinylcholine. I believe it is used in uk more. Because of its effects on plasma cholinesterase, tell anesthesiologist about use or stop if planning surgery. ...Read more
Adverse reaction: Dibucaine is an anesthetic or numbing medicine. It is applied to the skin to treat pain and itching from bites and sunburn and applied to rectum to relieve pain and itching from hemorrhoids Allergic reaction would result in any or all of the findings: hives, difficulty breathing , swelling of face, lips, tongue and/or throat. Stop using dibucaine and call MD or go to ER, depending on serverity. ...Read more
What are the differences between topical lidocaine 1% cream or gel and topical dibucaine 1% ointment?
Nupercainal worked well for anal fissure but i switched to the generic dibucaine. Why does the generic burn so bad?
Can I apply dibucaine on the vulva for chronic pain? If not, what can I use? I don't have access to a doctor right now.
you can but aim to resolve the reason for the pain ASAP dibucaine (like all the anesthetic "caines") can SENSITIZE the skin (producing an ALLERGIC reaction) So generally we say LOCAL anesthetics like DIBUCAINE are indicated for TRANSIENT "ACUTE" pain NOT "CHRONIC" pain.
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Local anesthetic: Nupercainal is a cream or ointment that contains the local anesthetic dibucaine. It can be applied directly to a small cut or scrape, a minor burn, or to an insect bite, poison ivy blisters, etc. To provide topical pain relief. It will not provide relief for severe pain. ...Read more
They're the Same: See above.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: The nupercainal will cause the penis to experience an anesthetic effect and with a decreased sensitivity, the ejaculatory period can be increased. It is a treatment option for those with premature ejaculation. Utilizing double condoms is also an option, as is psychotherapy and ssri medications. ...Read more
Depends: Internal hemorrhoids rarely cause pain. If you have anal pain with a bm, then you either have a fissure or external hemorrhoids. Nupercainal may help but it may also give you worse pain if applied to a fissure. Better to get examined and find the cause and get proper treatment. ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
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