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Doctor insights on: How Does Lidocaine Work In Reducing Pain

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Do lidocaine patches work?

Do lidocaine patches work?

Yes.: They work for a variety of cutaneous pain syndromes. ...Read more

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How effectively do lidocaine patches work?

Very well: They are vg at relieving pain at the skin level, for example with shingles. ...Read more

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How can a lidocaine patch work?

Topical analgesia: Lidocaine is a local anaesthetic. A Lidocaine patch is a topical analgesic. The patch has a membrane loaded with Lidocaine and a chemical which allows the Lidocaine to cross the skin. ...Read more

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How exactly does a lidocaine patch work?

How exactly does a lidocaine patch work?

Absorption: The Lidocaine gets absorbed into the skin and acts at the local level to stop nerve conduction of the pain fibers in the region. Use only as directed and read the warnings! ...Read more

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Any ideas why lidocaine sometimes does not work?

Many reasons: You may have a liver enzyme system that requires more especially if you have previously taken drugs or alcohol. You may also have the wrong concentration. You may also metabolizre it quickly and require it more often. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Lidocaine doesn't work as anaesthetic for me! is there anything else?

Lidocaine doesn't work as anaesthetic for me! is there anything else?

"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 more

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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.

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

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Could novocaine/lidocaine work for everybody?

Could novocaine/lidocaine work for everybody?

Yes: It will work for everybody, it works on nerves, everybody has the same type nerves, there are very rare exceptions tough. ...Read more

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Does lidocaine viscous work on skin?

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 more

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Could lidocaine cream actually 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

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Could lidocaine for your mouth work on skin too?

No,: Medications intended for use on mucous membranes will not be able to penetrate intact skin in the same manner. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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 more

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