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It varies: Marcaine is a local anesthetic (numbing medicine) that can be used for spinal or epidural anesthesia, or injected into an area to numb it. Depending on which technique is used, the numbing effect can last for several hours or more. Sometimes it's used in a continuous infusion to provide ongoing pain relief for 2 or 3 days. It stays in your system for a few hours after injection, then wears off. ...Read more
Yes!: It is perfectly safe for someone with a seizure disorder to receive Lidocaine or bupivacaine (marcaine) in the right dose for age and weight. You may have heard that an overdose of these drugs can cause seizures, and that is correct. But it has to be an extreme overdose, given quickly. In the right dose, these drugs are safe and very helpful for numbing, for nerve blocks, or epidurals. ...Read more
Hem ov cyst x8 weeks now on bcp history endo&dor tried aspiration & marcaine still painful how do I convince my dr to just remove it? I know his concerns
The size and appearance of the cyst are impotant.If it is indeed a cyst and under> say 8 cm, wo do not remove, we watch...Time, decrease in size and disappearance will be assurring. In your age, another cyst will probably prop up.
Do not persuade...Did you push for aspiration? Bcp is a reasonable approach...Besides, no one can tell with certainty whetherthe pain is related to the cyst. ...Read more
I received 10 cc of kenalog/lidocaine/marcaine. This is a steroid but not the same as cortisone? How long will the effects last.
I am looking for any kind of research article that shows injections of marcaine as a treatment of peripheral neuropathy. Any ideas?
I had a hangnail infection, went to er and had cut open near the nailbed and drained. How long for numbness to go away? been 18 hours, w/ Marcaine
8 TO 12 HOURS: Numbness due to Marcaine usually last up to 8-12hours but it may last longer up to 24 hours if it is used with epineephrine ...Read more
Is an Injection containing Kenalog, (triamcinolone) Marcaine, and lidocaine is the same as having a steroid shot? For shoulder injury. I keep seeing to avoid kenalog (triamcinolone)?
8/6 approx 1455hrs EUA & inject > Rectal areaL/A Marcaine &removal of Haemorrhoid @1900hrs.? How long should L/A last . Still have faecal incontience & very numb rectal Not able to tell if having Bowel motion 1800hrs9thPH ULARS 2yrsago
Numbness = hours: Marcaine lasts 6-8 hours. Some temporarily altered sensation + laxity of the tissues after this procedure would be expected. Often people are prescribed laxatives which will also increase the chance of some leaking/soiling. If it is happening more than you think it should then can decrease laxative dose +\- a physical examination/review is needed. However, it sounds like it may just settle down. ...Read more
How often(frequency) can my wife receive celestone/lidocaine/marcaine injection for her sciatica(lumbar foraminal narrowing) and hip bursitis?
Safety: Safe is as few injections as you need to get relief. However if you need these injections regularly, safe is a relative term but typically around 3-4 injections/year. Some patients can have as many as 3 injections per 6 months however that is not a good idea for too long. ...Read more
Following cortizone type injections(marcaine, kenalog, (triamcinolone) ?) in hip I have pain in both legs - like growing pains. This has happened 3 out of 3 times.?
Pain from injection.: This could simply be irritation of the nerve root, could be a localized reaction to the injection giving you muscle pains. Hard to say without physical exam, but this seems to be an individualized reaction to the injections. If this side effect is too undesirable, i would recommend forgoing any further injections. ...Read more
Probably ok to use it sporadically except someone with hypersensitivity to it. Since caring neuropathy usually is a long-term and recurrent matter, please consult the pain experts for detailed long planning.
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There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isnt good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc..It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more