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How Does Lidocaine Work In Reducing Pain
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"Doesn't work"?: Hard to understand why Lidocaine "doesn't work" for you. Did you have it for a nerve block (dental, regional anesthesia, spinal, or epidural)? Did you use it on skin? Was it injected to numb an area for surgery or to drain an infection? In most of these scenarios, it is usually other factors that cause failure to archive numbness - not a resistance to lidocaine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Got corticosteriod in 8 locations of iliopsoas. 45% of the pain still remains. 9 days over. Did it really work? It was depomodrel + lidocaine shot.
Depends on pt: 55% improvement of pain is pretty good. Often, a 2nd or even 3rd set of shots may need to be done to achieve complete pain relief. It all depends on the patient - some patients would be completely satisfied with 55% improvement, while others would definitely want further treatment. ...Read more
Not very effective: Viscous Lidocaine does work on the skin, especially on the inner forearm and other areas where the epidermis is very thin but not very effective and it takes a fair amount of time. Other forms of topical local anesthetics are much more effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If lidocaine is not a controlled substance why is it so hard to get? I saw some over the counter that were 4% lidocaine, would those work?
Timing is crucial: It works by temporarily numbing the skin and surrounding area before surgical procedure or skin injection. Timing is crucial for the desired results. It is usually applied at least 1 hour before needle sticks and 2 hours before minor skin procedures. If concerned, it is always good to consult with your treating physician. ...Read more
Why is it that when the dentist uses the regular lidocaine it does not work for me but the septocaine does?? What is the difference between the two?
Molecule Size: Although the below referenced article may be too technical to be of any use, in summary the smaller molecular size of the active ingredient in Septocaine may allow for better absorption into the bone for local infiltration. You may have really dense bone in the areas that needed treatment. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3589513/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lidocaine injections for endometriosis, good idea? Side effects? How do they inject them? Do they work?
Not likely: Lidocaine is not likely to be helpful for endometriosis. Others injections are much more likely to help, such as depo-lupron, which can suppress estrogen production. When the estrogen is suppressed, the endometriosis is suppressed, and your symptoms will likely improve. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It should: It numbs the skin and if you leave it on long enough one should not feel the needle. ...Read more
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