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What are the differences between topical lidocaine 1% cream or gel and topical dibucaine 1% ointment?
Different topical: The only difference that dibucaine is a carboxamide and Lidocaine is an acetamide. ...Read more
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
Nupercainal worked well for anal fissure but I switched to the generic dibucaine. Why does the generic burn so bad?
Different formula: The difference may be in the formulation. It may have a different carrier or the ph (acidity) may be different. ...Read more
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
Yes: But if things don't feel better in a ouple of days, get an examination to make sure it is just hemorrhoids. ...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
Does bioderm ointment expire? If yes, please help me find the expiration date on the bottle. I can't see it.
Everything expires: Nothing lasts forever, but over-the-counter lotions and creams might not have a recommended expiration date stamped on the container. Perhaps going to a store and looking at all the other creams to see what are typical expiration dates can help a person decide when to throw away the bioderm. Of course, if the bioderm looks, smells, or feels different than when new, it's best to throw it out. ...Read more
Yes: Tobramycin is an antibiotic that was prescribed to reduce the normal bacterial load of your eyelids and to reduce the inflammation that was present. You can stop the antibiotic at anytime safely. Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is often prescribed for blepharitis and this includes a strong steroid component - this should not be used long term without close follow up with as it can cause an increase in eye pressure. ...Read more
I have vitiligo n my spots r little plz suggest me ointment for vitiligo spots I tried clobetasol it can't work.
See answer: For patients with increasing number and size of vitiligo spots over the previous 3-6 months stabilization therapy with oral corticosteroids plus narrowband ultraviolet B (NB-UVB) phototherapy is advised. For non-progressive local vitiligo unresponsive to potent topical corticosteroids phototherapy, self tanning lotion or tinted cosmetic creams are often used. Avoid corticosteroid creams on the face ...Read more
Can I use ichthammol ointment on pustules that haven't came to surface yet. I have clear skin, but here and their a pustle may appear?
DOCTORS ARE TRYING TO WEAN PEOPLE OFF ICHTHAMMOL. TOO MANY SIDE EFFECTS.
FOR THE PUSTULES THAT DEVELOP, I WOULD RECOMMEND THAT YOU SEE A DERMATOLOGIST TO FIND OUT WHY YOU ARE GETTING THEM.
GOOD LUCK. ...Read more
I've been having boils that won't go away. Antibiotics isn't helping. What else can I do? I've tried different ointments and nothing helps.
Depends: It depends on the severity of the eczema -- generally you want to use the weakest medicine that will fix the problem. If you have fissures (cracks) in the skin, creams can sting, ointments (vaseline-like) work better. Strength ranges from Hydrocortisone (over the counter) to very strong prescription meds. ...Read more
Vanicream: I really like Vanicream but Cetaphil and Eucerin are all good options. In addition avoid long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers like Ivory, Irish Spring, or Lever 2000. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream immediately after shower to damp skin. For break-through itch Sarna lotion can be added. Topical steroid ointments are prescribed depending on severity of eczema flare. ...Read more