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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

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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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Could you overdose on lidocaine patches?

Could you overdose on lidocaine patches?

Yes: If one were to wear numerous patches at the same time, then yes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lidocaine?

A local anesthetic: It is a common local anesthetic belonging to the 'amide' group of anesthetics. In dentistry, it is injected into the areas of the mouth to produce profound local anesthesia for several hours. ...Read more

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Could lidocaine completely take any kinda pain away?

Not really: Local anesthetics such as Lidocaine can take away some pain, in part, and for awhile. There are some pain syndromes, and local anesthetics are ultimately broken down so they only last for awhile. ...Read more

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What are the different uses of lidocaine as a medicine?

Anesthesia: Lidocaine is short-acting local anesthetic that is often used to provide topical anesthesia as well as anesthesia for nerve and spinal blocks. It is also sometimes used to treat cardiac rhythm problems. ...Read more

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Could lidocaine cause swelling?

Could lidocaine cause swelling?

Theoretically: Everything could. However, if you are asking about Lidocaine injected to induce local anesthesia, the swelling might be not only due to volume given but small bruise (hematoma) as well. Swelling can also be sign of inflammation or allergic reaction, with that broad question you might be better off discussing your specifics with the health professional. ...Read more

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Is cocaine related to lidocaine?

Is cocaine related to lidocaine?

Partially: Yes, they are both local. And topical anesthetics. But they differ in their use and indications. ...Read more

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Lidocaine 2 jelly used for herpes?

Lidocaine jelly: If the herpese is causing shingles, then yes it can help, but if its herpese 1, taking a prescription from your doctor can help fight the virus and your body will heal the sores. ...Read more

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What is lidocaine patch 5% used for?

What is lidocaine patch 5% used for?

Its meant to treat: Post-Herpetic Neuralgia officially. But can be used for muscle and superficial pain like neuropathy or nerve entrapment pain. ...Read more

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Is lidocaine the same thing as aloe?

No: Lidocaine is a local anesthetic (numbing medicine), aloe is a plant that sometimes used to assist the wound healing. ...Read more

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Could lidocaine HCl convert to a base?

Yes, if you....: Local infiltration: buffered Lidocaine for injectable local anesthetic may be prepared: add 2 ml of sodium bicarbonate 8.4% to 18 ml of Lidocaine 1% (christoph, 1988). (direct quote from lexi drugs, the textbook pharmacist use). However, this needs to be done by somebody who can deal with potential complications from inadvertent intravenous administration. ...Read more

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Where are lidocaine and septocaine used?

Where are lidocaine and septocaine used?

Lidocaine many uses: Lidocaine is a local anesthetic that is used for many purposes. It works by blocking signals in nerves. It may be injected in and around a wound to numb an area for cleaning or suturing, or prior to a biopsy or incision. It can be injected near the spinal nerves for an epidural or spinal block. It is an ingredient in sunburn meds, and can be injected intravenously to treat heart rhythm problems. ...Read more

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How is systemic lidocaine infusion administered?

How is systemic lidocaine infusion administered?

With: Intravenous line, also called angiocath or heplock. Pretty much the standard. ...Read more

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Need docs answers! What functional groups are present in lidocaine?

Chemistry: I assume you are referring the chemical groups in lidocaine?

It has a aromatic group, and an amine group attached. ...Read more

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I was just perscribed lidocaine and was allergic to it. Why is that possible?

Allergy: It was most likely something else in the Lidocaine product, allergy to Lidocaine extremely rare. ...Read more

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Please answer! What would happen if lidocaine jelly was injected intraveneously?

Depends on dose: It would be hard to inject because of the consistency of the jelly. The Lidocaine would be absorbed and as long as it is below toxic doses should be ok. Not sure what the effects of the jelly carrier would be, but I assume it would be benign. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the specific nursing responsibilities in administering lidocaine?

Depends: If you are referring to patients undergoing procedures under local anesthesia with a nurse monitoring the patient, the rn's job is to monitor the vital signs and the patient's level of consciousness and record these vitals and level of consciousness on a record. ...Read more

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Is lidocaine tetracaine safe?

Two different meds: If I understood your question correctly, lidocaine (an amide) is also a local anesthetic, yet chemically it is different from tetracaine (an ester). The chance of allergic reaction is higher with ester-type drug (Novocaine, tetracaine). Duration and metabolism is also different. One should consult a doctor with the specific questions regarding safety. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use lidocaine on gums?

Is it okay to use lidocaine on gums?

Depends why: Lidocaine may be injected into the gums safely by your dentist for pain relief. If you are talking about using Lidocaine for teething pain in babies, the answer would be no. This would not be safe. Your pediatrician can recommend better remedies to help with teething pain. A cold teething ring often helps. If this doesn't answer your question, let us know! ...Read more

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Is lidocaine only given by prescription?

Yes: Lidocain is a drug should be given by doctor. ...Read more

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What is lidocaine ointment USP 5 used for?

A variety of things: Lidocaine ointment can be used to numb the skin prior to superficial procedures or IV placement. It can also be used in skin hypersensitivity or complex regional pain syndrome. ...Read more

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Could lidocaine completely numb your nerves?

Yes: Injections of Lidocaine are given to completely numb a particular area for certain minor surgical procedures e.g. Dental, and its effect lasts a few hours. ...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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When is lidocaine injected into a patients iv?

When is lidocaine injected into a patients iv?

Intravenous local/ a: Iv Lidocaine is used to get pain relief from Propofol which caues burning pain. It can be used for ventricular tachycardia as well. ...Read more

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Are there side effects from novacaine or lidocaine?

Possibly: If you have an untreated heart condition, some anesthetics contain Epinephrine and could result in a racing heart. Make sure to discuss your medical status with treating dentist. ...Read more

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What are the effects of zylocaine (lidocaine) in drug test?

What are the effects of zylocaine (lidocaine) in drug test?

None: There is no cross reactivity with tests for Cocaine in the commonly used screening tests for drugs, and xylocaine (lidocaine) or novacaine (or any other) will not show up. ...Read more

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What to expect for epidural misplacement or lidocaine toxicity?

What to expect for epidural misplacement or lidocaine toxicity?

If the epidural: Is placed too close to a vein and the local anesthetic enters you body you will feel anxious, tingling around mouth, ear fullness, which may progress to twitching, seizures, and to cardiac problems if progress. Medications are given in small amounts with tests to prevent this complication ...Read more