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Dr. Fernando Garcia-Dorta
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Lidocaine (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Is there any water insoluble component in Mylanta, Donnatal, Viscous Lidocane? Is it harmful if someone with tear in the esophagus swallow them?

Is there any water insoluble component in Mylanta, Donnatal, Viscous Lidocane? Is it harmful if someone with tear in the esophagus swallow them?

Esophageal tear: The term esophageal tear is used to indicate disruption in membrane integrity. It is not a rupture which would be complete tear though out the thickness of the esophageal wall through which particles may leak, during rupture you would be advised to not to take anything by mouth. So with tear it is safe to take these medicines and they are all water soluble. ...Read more

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Does swallowing liquid GI cocktail (Lidocane Viscus, Mylanta, Donnatal) coat the Esophagus? Does it obscure plain X-ray view of the Esophagus?

Does swallowing liquid GI cocktail (Lidocane Viscus, Mylanta, Donnatal) coat the Esophagus? Does it obscure plain X-ray view of the Esophagus?

It may: The mylanta contains elements that are similar to barium and that will obscur some detail. If there are plans for an upper gastrointestinal study with barium then perhaps reversing the order of the tests will help ...Read more

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Could lidocaine be applied directly on tooth?

Could lidocaine be applied directly on tooth?

VISCOUS LIDOCAINE : Viscous lidocaine alone or in combo with Maalox/Benadryl /nystatin (MAGIC MOUTHWASH) helps with a multitude of oral and dental maladies . GLOSSITIS /MUCOSITIS/DRY SOCKET/TRUSH. Seek exam and evaluation of treatment options ...Read more

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How can a mixture of Benadryl and maalox soothe a sore throat? My pharmacist told me to try it. I always thought those were used for different things.

How can a mixture of Benadryl and maalox soothe a sore throat? My pharmacist told me to try it. I always thought those were used for different things.

Time honored remedy: A mix of Benadryl and maalox has been used for years to ease the discomfort of mouth sores. Sometimes a third ingredient, viscous Lidocaine (by prescription) is added. My only cautions would be that Benadryl can be sedating if you use enough - and some people might be allergic to the mix with lidocaine. I trust you have been tested for more serious concerns, like strep. ...Read more

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What is lidocaine used for?

Local anesthetic : Lidocaine is most commonly used as a local anesthetic to numb the skin or perform a nerve block. It can also be used to treat ventricular arrhythmias of the heart or used in combination with other drugs in general anesthesia. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Donnatal (Definition)

Donnatal is an anti-ulcer agent which is a ...Read more