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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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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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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