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Doctor insights on: Lidocaine Numbing Spray

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What to do if I have lidocaine injected intravenously instead of just numbing tissue?

What to do if I have lidocaine injected intravenously instead of just numbing tissue?

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

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Can you tell me about lidocaine injected intravenously instead of just numbing tissue?

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

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Can Epi lessen the numbing effect of lidocaine? (I'm doing a research paper on anesthesia) Thank you for your time!

Can Epi lessen the numbing effect of lidocaine? (I'm doing a research paper on anesthesia) Thank you for your time!

No: Generally epinephrine is used in conjunction with lidocaine to improve and extend the anesthesia, through a fairly complex mechanism. It increases, rather than decreasing, the effect. ...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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Is it possible for me to use a piece of lidocaine patch to numb a toothache?

Is it possible for me to use a piece of lidocaine patch to numb a toothache?

No: Lidoderm patches should only be used on intact skin. Aspirin is an excellent analgesic for tooth pain but often dental pain is secondary to an abscess which requires antibiotic treatment prior to dental procedures. Contact your dentist ...Read more

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Can a c02 laser be done without numbing cream? (allergic to lidocaine) other options?

Yes: There are many other even more potent local anesthetics. However allergy to Lidocaine is really really rare. ...Read more

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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

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What is lidocaine and epinephrine used for treating; is it only for numbing?

What is lidocaine and epinephrine used for treating; is it only for numbing?

Numbing: Yes, Lidocaine with Epinephrine is usually used for numbing before a procedure such as repair a laceration but only in certain areas except hands, fingers-those require Lidocaine only. ...Read more

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Is lidocaine nasal spray still made?

By compounding: I do not think it is commercially available but can be produced by a custom compounding pharmacy if your physician feels it is an appropriate drug for you. ...Read more

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Is lidociane spray different from toptical lidocaine penis spray?

Is lidociane spray different from toptical lidocaine penis spray?

LIDOCAINE: Not likely but some preps are made for skin and others are made for mucosal surfaces. ...Read more

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Where can you purchase emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) numbing cream?

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

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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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How effective is emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) numbing cream for extended sex?

How effective is emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) numbing cream for extended sex?

Somewhat: 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

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Can you get like a rash that itches from lidocaine being sprayed on before an injection of dextrose?

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

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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?

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?

Lidocaine and sex: No. There is no appropriate role for Lidocaine during sex. At best, you BOTH end up numb so why do it in the first place. At worst, if you absorb large amounts of Lidocaine it can have other more serious effects like heart rhythm changes and/or seizures.
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If I have a syringe and some lidocaine, can I numb my own broken tooth?

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

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Has anyone had any experience using emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) numbing cream for piercing?

Used in kids: I've heard it being used on kids when they get earpiercings.
It's a topical anesthetic, kinda like novacaine. It's not perfect, but it does numb the area. ...Read more

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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

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Can I use lidocaine spray for vaginal itching & burning?

Can I use lidocaine spray for vaginal itching & burning?

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

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Supposing I have sore on my leg, can I use lidocaine to numb it?

Supposing I have sore on my leg, can I use lidocaine to numb it?

You may: Be cautious if the skin is broken there could be significant systemic absorption causing serious side effects. ...Read more

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Will toptical lidocaine penis spray help block premature ejaculation?

Yes: The Lidocaine will cause the penis to experience an anesthetic effect and with a decreased sensitivity, the ejaculatory period can be increased. It is a treatment option for those with premature ejaculation. ...Read more

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Could I put lidocaine cream to numb my son's face to take the non-washable paint he put in his face?

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

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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!

Different technique: 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

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Can you use emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) numbing cream on the penis for extended sex?

Can you use emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) numbing cream on the penis for extended sex?

Will not help: This is not the best remedy. Some of my patients use antidepressant medications that have the side effect of "delayed ejaculation", which in your case is a positive effect. ...Read more