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Can local anesthetic hurt?

Can local anesthetic hurt?

It does.: Local anesthetics set off the nerves they are putting to sleep. There is an initial sensation as the nerve discharges, but then it can't recharge and remains asleep. Injection pain can be reduced with slow injection and buffering the ph of the anesthetic. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Anesthetic (Definition)

Anesthetics's are a class of drugs which cause a reversible loss of sensation. The 2 main classes are general and local. General anesthetics cause unconsciousness and total loss of sensation. Local anesthetics cause loss of sensation ...Read more


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What is the most common local anesthetic?

What is the most common local anesthetic?

Probably lidocaine: It depends on the setting and reasons for use but lidocaine is often used for a variety of situations. It acts fast, does not last too long. The toxic dose of lidocaine is high as compared to other anesthetics and therefore more of it can be used, everything else being equal. It is not used as often for intrathecal injections as it can cause a severe transient neuropathy. ...Read more

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Is citanest a safe local anesthetic?

Is citanest a safe local anesthetic?

It's an amino: Amide local anesthetic used in dentistry. As an anesthesiologist I don't use it except in a combination with Lidocaine in the form of a cream. The cream is call Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream. Used on the skin to cause numbness or loss of feeling before certain medical procedures. Fairly safe but associated with methemoglobinemia. A disorder in which hemoglobin it's not capable to bind to oxygen. ...Read more

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Do I need local anesthetic for a cystoscope?

Topical anesthetic: You should request a "topical" anesthetic such as xylocaine (lidocaine) gel ("urojet"). ...Read more

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What is a local anesthetic agent?

What is a local anesthetic agent?

Numbing med: A medication that blocks the electrical signal from traveling up nerves. The numb sensation is the brain filling in the missing information from the nerves. Some examples are lidocaine, bupivacaine, novocaine, even cocaine. ...Read more

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Could local anesthetic for skin biopsy hurt?

Pain local: It will probably be administered with a fine needle and also cause an initial burning sensation, yes. ...Read more

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Can a tooth pulled without the local anesthetic?

Can a tooth pulled without the local anesthetic?

Yes: That's how it was done in the old days... Or so I have heard. In today's day and age I have heard many stories from colleagues, but I have to admit that I have never heard of a case of an extraction done without local anesthetic on a conscious patient. ...Read more

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Can a meniscal tear be repaired under a local anesthetic?

Can a meniscal tear be repaired under a local anesthetic?

Technically yes: A meniscal tear of the knee could be preformed under regional anesthesia, typically a spinal or combined spinal epidural with sedation, however most patients are more comfortable with a general anesthetic due to manipulation of the knee and positioning for the duration of the surgery. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use local anesthetic to donate blood marrow?

Is it okay to use local anesthetic to donate blood marrow?

Transplant: Yes, it is okay. La is infiltrated in the skin through which the aspiration will take place. You will require systemic analgesics also. ...Read more

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How long will the local anesthetic last after ACL reconstruction?

Depends: Different local anesthetics last for different periods of time. Depending on the local anesthetic, it can last from 1 to 18 hours. This also depends on if you receive a regional nerve block and if a catheter (tube) is placed to continuously dose local anesthetic to the nerve. Femoral nerve blocks are commonly used for acl repairs. ...Read more

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Can you ask for local anesthetic, instead of being "put out" at a dentist's office?

Yes.: In most instances that is all that is required, however if you are having a more involved procedure most people can not tolerate these with local alone. Simple procedures such as fillings and root canals are examples of procedures tolerated with local only. ...Read more

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Where is the topical anesthetic placed before the dentist administers the local anesthesia?

Where is the topical anesthetic placed before the dentist administers the local anesthesia?

See below: Topical anesthisa is placed in the area where needle would penetrate the mucosa. For upper teeth it's immediately next to the tooth being worked at but for lower teeth it is on the far back side or midways in your arch. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the option of lignocaine a local anesthetic; which do not cause allergy?

Rare: I have yet seen a true case of Lidocaine allergy- most of the reactions are from the Epinephrine added to make the Lidocaine stay at the site longer. The usual complaints are palpitation, shaking, fast heart beats. There are alternate local anesthetics available but I advise that you consult an allergist to get this worked out. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? What kind of kinds of drugs might be used to delay absorption of a local anesthetic?

Vasopressors and LAs: Vasopressors such as Epinephrine and levonordefrin (resembles norepinephrine) are used in combination with local anesthetics in order to delay their absorption. ...Read more

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Is fat transfer ever done with just a local anesthetic? Does fat transfer always require general anesthesia, or can it be done with a local? .

Is fat transfer ever done with just a local anesthetic? Does fat transfer always require general anesthesia, or can it be done with a local? .

Fat Transfer Anes: For limited areas of fat harvest and transfer - for example just on the face, it is often done in the office or under local anesthesia with or without oral sedation. ...Read more

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Is fat transfer ever done with just a local anesthetic? Does fat transfer always require general anesthesia, or can it be done with a local? .

Is fat transfer ever done with just a local anesthetic? Does fat transfer always require general anesthesia, or can it be done with a local? .

No General Needed: This procedure can be done under local anesthesia with sedation. It often depends on the patient as to which anesthetics type is used for a procedure. Unless there is an absolute reason why a type can not be used most anesthesiologists are flexible. ...Read more

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What would happen if local anesthetic was injected into the brain?

What would happen if local anesthetic was injected into the brain?

LA in brain: You would develop what is know as a "total spinal" - you would become unconscious, stop breathing, drop your blood pressure etc. You would need to get help but you would not have the time. ...Read more

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What does local anesthetic feel like?

Numbing: Local anesthetics cause the area to feel pretty numb, but you maybe able to sense pressure sensations. Usually you will feel a prick of the needle, followed by a burning sensation from the local anesthetic. Sortly after you will begin to feel numb, . ...Read more

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What effects does a local anesthetic have?

What effects does a local anesthetic have?

Numbing: Local anesthetic entails the injection of a medication like lidocaine/xylocaine/bupivicaine into an area to numb it in preparation for a procedure. It should not have any other effects if used correctly. Some people who get some injected into their blood will describe a metallic taste in their mouth or ringing in their ears. ...Read more

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Does local anesthetic not work with everyone?

Does local anesthetic not work with everyone?

Local anesthetics: Are safe and effective. They should work in everyone. Failures are typically related to drug choice or administration issues. Also, some people have allergies to local. ...Read more

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How much time to the effects of local anesthetic last?

Varies: Greatly depending on the local and if Epinephrine used. Bupivacaine lasts twice as long as lidocaine, can last six hours ...Read more

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Are there any problems associated with local anesthetic?

Are there any problems associated with local anesthetic?

Sometimes: An overdose of local anesthetics can cause seizures and cardiac arrest. Allergies to local anesthetics, particularly the "ester" local anesthetics such as novocaine, Benzocaine and procaine, can occur. True allergies from the "amide" local anesthetics such as Lidocaine and bupivacaine are much rarer. Sometimes Adrenalin (epinephrine) combined with local anesthetic can cause a rise in pulse and bp. ...Read more

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How much can a local anesthetic (novacaine) cost?

Cost of drug: Not much really! However, the cost of an injection of "novocaine" depends on who does it, what for and where! In a hospital it might cost a lot more than in an office. A specialist performing an intricate injection might charge several times more than a generalist injecting for a biopsy for example. ...Read more

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Help, I've had local anesthetic and I feel sick. Is this normal?

Not from anesthesia: It is highly unusual to feel sick after local anesthesia. If you are taking pain medications, they are a more likely cause. ...Read more

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Dental local anesthetic used in singapore?

Same: Dental anesthetics are pretty much the same all over. They are primarily the amide variety such as Lidocaine and mepivicaine. Ester varieties like novocaine are no longer used. ...Read more

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Which local anesthetic does not react with corn allergies?

Which local anesthetic does not react with corn allergies?

Preservative free: It's not the anesthetic per se that's to blame, usually it's the dextrose-containing suspension. If local anesthetic is suspended in preservative-free solute, such as normal saline, you shouldn't have a problem. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Local Anesthesia (Definition)

A local anesthetic is a drug that acts to deaden the nerves in the area that ...Read more