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Can local anesthetic hurt?

Can local anesthetic hurt?

It does.: Local anesthetics set off the nerves they are putting to sleep. There is an initial sensation as the nerve discharges, but then it can't recharge and remains asleep. Injection pain can be reduced with slow injection and buffering the ph of the anesthetic. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
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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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What does local anesthetic feel like?

What does local anesthetic feel like?

Numbing: Local anesthetics cause the area to feel pretty numb, but you maybe able to sense pressure sensations. Usually you will feel a prick of the needle, followed by a burning sensation from the local anesthetic. Sortly after you will begin to feel numb, . ...Read more

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What is the most common local anesthetic?

Probably lidocaine: It depends on the setting and reasons for use but lidocaine is often used for a variety of situations. It acts fast, does not last too long. The toxic dose of lidocaine is high as compared to other anesthetics and therefore more of it can be used, everything else being equal. It is not used as often for intrathecal injections as it can cause a severe transient neuropathy. ...Read more

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What effects does a local anesthetic have?

What effects does a local anesthetic have?

Numbing: Local anesthetic entails the injection of a medication like lidocaine/xylocaine/bupivicaine into an area to numb it in preparation for a procedure. It should not have any other effects if used correctly. Some people who get some injected into their blood will describe a metallic taste in their mouth or ringing in their ears. ...Read more

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Does local anesthetic not work with everyone?

Does local anesthetic not work with everyone?

Local anesthetics: Are safe and effective. They should work in everyone. Failures are typically related to drug choice or administration issues. Also, some people have allergies to local. ...Read more

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How much time to the effects of local anesthetic last?

Varies: Greatly depending on the local and if Epinephrine used. Bupivacaine lasts twice as long as lidocaine, can last six hours ...Read more

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Are there any problems associated with local anesthetic?

Are there any problems associated with local anesthetic?

Sometimes: An overdose of local anesthetics can cause seizures and cardiac arrest. Allergies to local anesthetics, particularly the "ester" local anesthetics such as novocaine, Benzocaine and procaine, can occur. True allergies from the "amide" local anesthetics such as Lidocaine and bupivacaine are much rarer. Sometimes Adrenalin (epinephrine) combined with local anesthetic can cause a rise in pulse and bp. ...Read more

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Which local anesthetic has the longest duration or half life?

Bupivacaine: Bupivicaine and ropivicaine are the longest acting local anesthetics available today, and lasts between 6-12 hours.

A liposomal bupivacaine formulation pendng fda approval, which could last 72 hours. ...Read more

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How much time does the pain from a local anesthetic take to ware off?

LA duration differ: LA anesthetic duration differ with type used. For example lidocan is short acting and bupivacain is long action. One can get more detail by goggel ...Read more

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Dental local anesthetic used in singapore?

Same: Dental anesthetics are pretty much the same all over. They are primarily the amide variety such as Lidocaine and mepivicaine. Ester varieties like novocaine are no longer used. ...Read more

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Is citanest a safe local anesthetic?

Is citanest a safe local anesthetic?

It's an amino: Amide local anesthetic used in dentistry. As an anesthesiologist I don't use it except in a combination with Lidocaine in the form of a cream. The cream is call Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream. Used on the skin to cause numbness or loss of feeling before certain medical procedures. Fairly safe but associated with methemoglobinemia. A disorder in which hemoglobin it's not capable to bind to oxygen. ...Read more

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Do I need local anesthetic for a cystoscope?

Topical anesthetic: You should request a "topical" anesthetic such as xylocaine (lidocaine) gel ("urojet"). ...Read more

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How much can a local anesthetic (novacaine) cost?

Cost of drug: Not much really! However, the cost of an injection of "novocaine" depends on who does it, what for and where! In a hospital it might cost a lot more than in an office. A specialist performing an intricate injection might charge several times more than a generalist injecting for a biopsy for example. ...Read more

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Help, I've had local anesthetic and I feel sick. Is this normal?

Help, I've had local anesthetic and I feel sick. Is this normal?

Not from anesthesia: It is highly unusual to feel sick after local anesthesia. If you are taking pain medications, they are a more likely cause. ...Read more

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What can I do if I had an allergic to the local anesthetic? Is that even possible?

Yes: It is possible to have allergic reactions to local anesthetics. It is more common with the ester class and is more likely due to the metabolite paba or possibly a preservative. ...Read more

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I am allergic to the local anesthetic. Is that even possible, what do you recommend?

I am allergic to the local anesthetic. Is that even possible, what do you recommend?

Get an allergy test: Allergic reactions rarely occur with the amide-type local anesthetics used today. Most likely that your reactions are either from anxiety or to the epinephrine in the local anesthetic. Get an allergy test for caines before getting the shot. ...Read more

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What would happen if local anesthetic was injected into the brain?

What would happen if local anesthetic was injected into the brain?

LA in brain: You would develop what is know as a "total spinal" - you would become unconscious, stop breathing, drop your blood pressure etc. You would need to get help but you would not have the time. ...Read more

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Which local anesthetic does not react with corn allergies?

Which local anesthetic does not react with corn allergies?

Preservative free: It's not the anesthetic per se that's to blame, usually it's the dextrose-containing suspension. If local anesthetic is suspended in preservative-free solute, such as normal saline, you shouldn't have a problem. ...Read more

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Does any local anesthetic cause some sedation in a patient?

Not in right dose: Local anesthesia is injected to cause numbness in a small area of the body, such as around a tooth before dental work. In proper doses, it causes no side effects at all. Sometimes lidocaine, one type of local anesthetic, is given directly into a vein to treat abnormal heart rhythms. This can cause brief side effects such as ringing in the ears or drowsiness, but these go away quickly. ...Read more

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How much does local anesthetic shot hurt during circumcision?

How much does local anesthetic shot hurt during circumcision?

Like a pinch: There is usually a very brief stinging sensation such as being pinched. ...Read more

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Which is better for an endoscopy, local anesthetic or sedation?

Sedation: I like t give a consciousness losing dose of Propofol combined with a Propofol infusion. The patient has no memory or awareness and the surgeon can get the job done safely without patient interference. ...Read more

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What is the mechanism of action of lidocaine as a local anesthetic?

It blocks: The sodium channels that are necessary for nerve conduction thus blocking sensation, and motor muscle movement at higher concentrations, some nerves are harder to block than others. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of "lignocaine (lidocaine)" local anesthetic?

What are the side effects of "lignocaine (lidocaine)" local anesthetic?

Dose: At small doses, not really many. At toxic doses, can see seizure or heart arrythmia. A careful practitioner can use this drug very safely and effectively and recognize signs of trouble early. Other side effects depend on area being blocked or additives (epinephrine, preservative). ...Read more

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What are the risks of a self hysterectomy done under an OTC topical local anesthetic?

Speak to a doctor: Hysterectomy involves removing a major internal organ with a substantial blood supply, and a topical anesthetic would provide no significant pain control. It's unthinkable for someone to consider attempting this under any circumstances. Please talk to a doctor or a counselor if you have an urge to remove your uterus. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the side effects of "lignocaine (lidocaine)" local anesthetic?

I was wondering what are the side effects of "lignocaine (lidocaine)" local anesthetic?

Usually none: If Lidocaine is absorbed into the blood stream at low doses, it may cause ringing in the ears, metallic taste in the mouth, and other temporary side effects. High doses of Lidocaine absorbed into the blood stream can lead to heart and central nervous system problems. ...Read more

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What is the affect of consuming alcohol 9 hours before receiving a local anesthetic? Will I die?

What is the affect of consuming alcohol 9 hours before receiving a local anesthetic? Will I die?

Alcohol and anesthe: The issue is did you have a General or just IV sedation. With both of these it is explicitly stated that for 24 hours do not consume alcohol. THis is because of the combined effects on the body. ...Read more

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I have vulvodynia and I need something for the pain. Can I use local anesthetic? Is it safe to use daily?

Vulvodynia: Vulvodynia is a complex issue. A complete history and examination should be done to look for possible causes. In some cases topical anesthetic creams can be prescribed. In other cases the underlying cause can be determined and treated ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Local Anesthesia (Definition)

A local anesthetic is a drug that acts to deaden the nerves in the area that ...Read more