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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Aluminum Hydroxide And Magnesium Hydroxide (Definition)

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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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Is there any water insoluble component in Mylanta, Donnatal, (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) 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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What are the risks of accidental swallowing a lidocaine/prilocaine mixture?

Minimal: There should be a negligible risk associated with swallowing the mixture, provided it is not an unusually large quantity. ...Read more

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What could happen if lidocaine/prilocaineeutectic mixture was consumed orally?

How much?: If just a tiny bit was consumed say a pea size amount nothing will happen but you may get a numb tongue or posterior pharynx (back of throat) for an hour or so. If the entire tube was taken I would see how many milligrams of lido/prilo were in the tube. Much of the medication would be broken-down in the stomach but you would absorb some. If you ate the entire tube I would go to the er. ...Read more

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Started diherrea for 2 days, like Gastroenteritis, then after a 1 day break got mixture of constipation and diherrea for last 8 days...uninsured?

Started diherrea for 2 days, like Gastroenteritis, then after a 1 day break got mixture of constipation and diherrea for last 8 days...uninsured?

Trial of..: Sometimes after a viral stomach bug your gut flora gets thrown out of whack and we just need to rebalance it with something like Align or florastor which are now over the counter. If blood in stool or persistent fevers, see an MD, but otherwise should resolve with "probiotic" within a week. ...Read more

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My 2 yo has had a mixture of large stools & constipation. Small amt of blood mixed w/mucus on the outside. Can fissure always be seen? I don't see it

My 2 yo has had a mixture of large stools & constipation. Small amt of blood mixed w/mucus on the outside. Can fissure always be seen? I don't see it

Needs an examination: Fissures are not always seen and can often be appreciated on exam. The bleeding you described is certainly suggestive of bleeding from a fissure or even a small tear (trauma) from passing a hard stool. ...Read more

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Can getting lidocaine shots from the dentist for tooth removal cause death?

Can getting lidocaine shots from the dentist for tooth removal cause death?

Very low probability: As with any drug, there is a therapeutic level and toxic level. For dental anesthetics there is a large difference in the amount of drug that is typically used for dental procedures and the toxic amount. If the anesthetic is inadvertently injected in an artery, there could be life threatening effects, but this is also extremely rare. ...Read more

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Is it safe to put lidocaine on female genitalia? Will is cause a numbing affect?

Yes: Yes it is safe when used properly. I have prescribed topical Lidocaine for the relief of primary or episodic herpetic lesion pain. ...Read more

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I read that IV lidocaine can be used for refractory status epileptus. I thought higher doses of IV local anesthetics caused seizures?

I read that IV lidocaine can be used for refractory status epileptus. I thought higher doses of IV local anesthetics caused seizures?

Not exactly: The dose is adjusted to appropriate level to help control the arrhythmias, anesthesia etc. Too high doses can cause seizures ...Read more

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Could lidocaine cause permanent nerve damage?

Could lidocaine cause permanent nerve damage?

Rare but possible: Lidocaine is one type of local anesthetic or "numbing medicine". It is used for numbing skin, in nerve blocks, and in epidurals. It should not be directly injected into a large nerve because the nerve could be damaged. This is why ultrasound is often used to place nerve blocks, so that the local anesthetic is injected near, not in, the nerve. ...Read more

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Can lidocaine cause heart palpitations?

Can lidocaine cause heart palpitations?

Yes: Yes, any anti arrhythmic medicine can make arrhythmias worse. ...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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Could lidocaine cause miscarriage?

Could lidocaine cause miscarriage?

Depends: Depends how it is used and what dosage and what intervention followed the injection. Stress of the procedure can cause spontaneous abortion including multitude of other causes. ...Read more

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Can lidocaine be used without epinephrine? I have SVT & I need a tooth pulled. Epinephrine causes SVT to act up. Can I just have lidocaine used?

Can lidocaine be used without epinephrine? I have SVT & I need a tooth pulled. Epinephrine causes SVT to act up. Can I just have lidocaine used?

SVT and Lidocaine: Good question! Local anesthetics can be used without epinephrine (epi). The reasons epi is added to local anesthetics include, to increase their duration of action, decrease their absorption into the circulation and decrease bleeding. In dental procedures these are good things. SVT is a dangerous condition that can lead to a heart attack so avoiding stimulants such as epi is recommended. ...Read more

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I seem to have a VERY high tolerance to lidocaine. I have never done drugs. What could cause this?

I seem to have a VERY high tolerance to lidocaine. I have never done drugs. What could cause this?

Metabolism: We do not know exactly why, but some people metabolize substances much faster than others. It seems to have to do with the genetics of the enzyme systems in the liver in most cases. ...Read more

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Can we use topical lidocaine (Xylocaine) spray for a small lesion in mouth, that cause pain upon eating?

Can we use topical lidocaine (Xylocaine) spray for a small lesion in mouth, that cause pain upon eating?

Of course: The most common agents used infra-orally is Ldocaine. If a lesion persists more than 7-10 days, see your dentist for examination ...Read more

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Can gas cause 10/10 stabbing pressure pain in your belly, upper gastric & chest area area? Took 2 doses of mylanta & protonix (pantoprazole) and pain has calmed down to a 4/10 level but still pressure in ug & chest

Can gas cause 10/10 stabbing pressure pain in your belly, upper gastric & chest area area? Took 2 doses of mylanta & protonix (pantoprazole) and pain has calmed down to a 4/10 level but still pressure in ug & chest

Yes: If this happens regularly, please see your physician to rule out other conditions and give you medications to take regularly until your symptoms get better instead of just taking medications when you are symptomatic. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have pain in my neck going down the back of right arm. Also my pointer finger feels numb, like when u get lidocaine for tooth ache. What causes this?

I have pain in my neck going down the back of right arm. Also my pointer finger feels numb, like when u get lidocaine for tooth ache. What causes this?

Nerve impingement: Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain, finger numbness, etc. Prevention treatment is always recommended. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Scar tissue didn't appear in MRI report. My surgeon injected triamcinolone acetonide with xylocaine (lidocaine) below incision will it be useful or cause trouble?

Scar tissue didn't appear in MRI report. My surgeon injected triamcinolone acetonide with xylocaine (lidocaine) below incision will it be useful or cause trouble?

Scar tissue: The steroid-xylocaine (lidocaine) combination will not cause trouble. The xylocaine (lidocaine) acts as a numbing agent the steroid decreases inflammation. No conclusive studies have shown a decrease in scarring with the use of myriad agents. ...Read more

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