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Lidocaine allergy. Pregnant and need help before delivery?

Lidocaine allergy. Pregnant and need help before delivery?

Other meds available: Find out if you are truly allergic to Lidocaine by seeing an allergist soon. True allergy to Lidocaine is rare; you may have had a reaction to Epinephrine if it was added to lidocaine. There are other local anesthetics such as bupivacaine (marcaine) or ropivacaine that can be used instead of Lidocaine for spinal or epidural anesthesia for labor and delivery, or to numb the skin for episiotomy. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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What is the definition or description of: xylocaine (lidocaine) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: xylocaine (lidocaine) allergy?

Local anes. Allergy: An allergy or allergic reaction to the local anesthetic lidocaine. There are 2 basic types of local anesthetic. Lidocaine is a member of the amide family of local anesthetics. True allergy vs side effects to the amide family of local anesthetics is rare. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for pain if I have lidocaine allergy?

What are some natural remedies for pain if I have lidocaine allergy?

Many: Acupuncture, hypnosis and self hypnosis, homeopathy,
meditation, certain foods depending on the underlying problem,
aromatherapy, exercise, . ...In general it is always usually a combination of multiple "modalities" and it depends on the
individual patient with the condition ...Read more

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I have xylocaine (lidocaine) allergy what should be used for eye local anesthesia?

Talk to MD: There are other topical anesthetic agents that are not in the same class as xylocaine (lidocaine). Talk with your opthamologist to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about allergy to lidocaine?

Can you tell me about allergy to lidocaine?

Anesthetic allergy: Allergic reactions to Lidocaine and other local anesthetics are fairly unusual and very rarely serious. Most "reactions" turn out to be a toxic reaction due to dose or inadvertent injection into a blood vessel. Allergy skin testing is available to Lidocaine and an allergist can perform this. With different classes of local anesthetics, it is usually pretty easy to find an acceptable substitute. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) allergy?

Emla allergy: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) is an anesthetic medication. Allergic reactions can include difficulty breathing, hives and swelling of face, lips, throat, mouth or tongue. ...Read more

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Can HSV2 swab tests be falsely positive? I broke out in blisters after using Vagicaine and found out later that lidocaine allergies run in my family.

Can HSV2 swab tests be falsely positive? I broke out in blisters after using Vagicaine and found out later that lidocaine allergies run in my family.

Not likely: With the most common tests (PCR test for HSV DNA or viral culture) a false positive result is very unlikely. If you have had a positive swab test for HSV2 from a genital lesion, you have genital herpes. And lidocaine allergy is unlikely to cause herpes-like lesions. If this is a new infection, you should be on treatment with acyclovir or valacyclovir. Discuss with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a true, tested allergy to xylocaine (lidocaine). I've used carbocaine ok for years. Could I develop an allergy to it as well? I need some major dental work and I always worry that I will have a reaction.

I have a true, tested allergy to xylocaine (lidocaine). I've used carbocaine ok for years. Could I develop an allergy to it as well? I need some major dental work and I always worry that I will have a reaction.

Local Anes Allergy: It is always possible to develop an allergy but the likelihood is extremely small. I have never personally heard or seen a patient allergic to Carbocaine. You can always discuss this with an Allergist and be tested first by small subcutaneous injection prior to procedure. ...Read more

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If my scalp & skin was itchy after lumbar puncture, which is that- an allergy or a side effect of the lidocaine injected in my back?

Hard to know: And it could of course be unrelated or be a result of whatever it was that prompted an LP. However, if you had rash/itching on your scalp, it is more likely to be some kind of allergy rather than just a local reaction. So be careful and remember to tell the dentist or doctor next time you need a local anesthetic. They could use another one besides lidocaine. Good luck! ...Read more

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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 safe is pure lidocaine powder?

Do not try it on: Your own. The safety and effectiveness of Lidocaine depend on proper dosage, correct technique, adequate precautions, and readiness for emergencies. ...Read more

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Could you overdose off lidocaine patches?

Could you overdose off lidocaine patches?

Yes: You must be aware of the surface area. Its important to use just the one patch for the recommended duration, remove it and replace it with another. As long as you do not stick on multiple patches you are safe. ...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 frequently should lidocaine levels be checked when a person is on a lidocaine drip?

It depends: Lidocaine drips are usually at low doses and there are no levels checked usually. But levels should be checked whenever there is a question of toxicity as determined by md. ...Read more

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Could lidocaine show on a drug test?

Could lidocaine show on a drug test?

No: Some people think because it has "caine" in it that it could show up as cocaine, but it is a completely different chemical with no overlap with any drugs of abuse. Test kits do not test for it, and confirmatory tests like gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy will determine exactly what it is if there is any question on the screening tests. ...Read more

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Can you become allergic to lidocaine?

Yes.: One may develop allergy at any time to almost any thing. ...Read more

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Is it true that lidocaine is bad for sunburn?

Sunburn: No. It isn't true that Lidocaine is bad for sunburn. Lidocaine is an analgesic. Check most otc sunburn medication, they have local anesthetics. ...Read more

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What is more effective, lidocaine or amiodarone?

What is more effective, lidocaine or amiodarone?

Depends: I am assuming you are referring to the treatment of ventricular arrhythmias. Both can be effect in the treatment of acute ventricular arrhythmias, however Lidocaine is not used for prolonged therapy. ...Read more

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Could you become allergic to lidocaine all of a sudden?

Yes: Lidocaine is an amide type local anesthetic and in general low in allergy potential. However anything that you are exposed to can create an allergic response after the initial exposure.
So yes although not common you can develop an allergy to Lidocaine all of a sudden. ...Read more

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How to calculate percentage of lidocaine in protonated form?

Easy: Get the pka and ph of the solution and calculate from there. Also you will need the amounts of drug in solution (assuming it is water). ...Read more

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Is lidocaine hydromchloride jelly 2% good for mucles aches?

Is lidocaine hydromchloride jelly 2% good for mucles aches?

Generally no: This medication is meant to be used in small isolated areas. Not normally used for muscle aches. Lidoderm patches could be better for local nerve or muscular pain. Discuss with your pcp. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of having a reaction to lidocaine epidural?

What are symptoms of having a reaction to lidocaine epidural?

Unclear: Lidocaine in the epidural space (such as when it it used for labor;delivery) leads to predictable numbness. I'm not sure what other "reactions" you are asking about. ...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