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Lidocaine Numbing Spray
IV Lidocaine: Lidocaine, in low doses, is actually injected intravenously in certain clinical situations. Toxic levels of this medication would first cause neurologic symptoms and then cardiovascular sequelae. If small amounts are injected IV in the process of infiltrating tissue, it is unlikely that one would suffer any major complications. ...Read more
IV vs subcutaneous: Lidocaine can be given by many routes: intravenous, into the surgical site (subcutaneous), next to nerves, etc. Iv Lidocaine is broken down very fast and it is not typically used for pain control. Subcutaneous helps more with pain, and has less systemic effects (such as numb lips that is associated with iv). ...Read more
Can Epi lessen the numbing effect of lidocaine? (I'm doing a research paper on anesthesia) Thank you for your time!
Yes: There are many other even more potent local anesthetics. However allergy to Lidocaine is really really rare. ...Read more
Why not find numbing cream with more than 10% of lidocaine, why not 20% is there a risk of burning my skin with 20% or 30%? thanks
Increasing % lido: Compounding pharmacies can make any percentage we want. However, the higher the percentage of lidocaine, the more possible it becomes to have lidocaine toxicity. Discuss your needs with your physician. ...Read more
LIDOCAINE: Not likely but some preps are made for skin and others are made for mucosal surfaces. ...Read more
Sorry,: I simply don't know - in my practice as anesthesiologist, this prescription medicine is only available to use in the in-hospital or surgicenter settings ...Read more
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
It will depend upon the amount applied, how long you leave it on (at least 1 hr to get best results) and your body metabolizes it.
The only way to know is to try it. As long as you're not using gallons of it, every day, you should not be worried about a toxic dose. ...Read more
Can you get like a rash that itches from lidocaine being sprayed on before an injection of dextrose?
Lidocaine rash: Yes you can. Lidocaine is on a family of anesthetics called "-amides" be sure and let heathcare providers know you get a rash with the Lidocaine spray. ...Read more
Please let me know if there is any role of lidocaine spray to increase the ejculation time during sex, and the side effect of this?
Not recommended: Self medication and use of local anesthetic is not recommended as you can have serious repercussions. Better, call a dentist for examination, x-rays and treatment. Even if a pain reliever alleviates your symptoms, you should still see a dentist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Yes: It is an alternative to Lidocaine for dental procedures. ...Read more
TATTOO NUMBING: I BELIEVE YOU CAN USE TRY USING IT FOR YOUR BACK TATTOO. . . ...Read more
Can I use Lidocaine Jelly to help numb an area before I excise a boil? It is in a more tender area than the ones I have done before.
Why are you doing th: Just why are you doing this? Yes lidocaine gel will numb the skin but you be careful what you do for you can cause worse infection and thus more issues. ...Read more
Yes.: It has been used in this fashion. I have had patients with vaginal itching and burning for which no cause was ever found. Lidocaine was the only thing that helped them. It would be prudent to make sure there is no underlying cause before you numb everything up. Be careful not to use too much. ...Read more
You may: Be cautious if the skin is broken there could be significant systemic absorption causing serious side effects. ...Read more
Could I put lidocaine cream to numb my son's face to take the non-washable paint he put in his face?
Not a good idea: While Lidocaine cream might temporarily numb his skin you will still have to scrub very hard to remove this paint. In addition to damaging his skin with all this rubbing it will start to hurt him once the cream wears off. As long as his skin is not red and irritated it would be better to gently clean the area with mild soap and let the paint come off slowly over a couple of days. ...Read more
Can I use xylocaine (lidocaine) 10% spray on my girlfriend vagina for first time sex to reduce pain?
Not recommended: To use it for this, .Get a more detailed answer ›
What will happen next if my tooth won't numb again for extraction? We tried nitrous with lidocaine and another anesthetic and my tooth wouldn't numb!
The anesthetic solution is not getting to the where it is needed to numb your tooth. A different delivery technique is needed.
Intraligamentary anesthesia should be tried next and if that is not completely successful, intraosseous anesthesia will work.
However, your dentist may not use these techniques. ...Read more