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Medicine For Dibucaine Allergy
Adverse reaction: Dibucaine is an anesthetic or numbing medicine. It is applied to the skin to treat pain and itching from bites and sunburn and applied to rectum to relieve pain and itching from hemorrhoids Allergic reaction would result in any or all of the findings: hives, difficulty breathing , swelling of face, lips, tongue and/or throat. Stop using dibucaine and call MD or go to ER, depending on serverity. ...Read more
Dibucaine is an anesthetic or numbing medicine. It is applied to the skin to treat pain and itching from bites and sunburn and applied to rectum to relieve pain and itching from hemorrhoids Allergic reaction would result in any or all of the findings: hives, difficulty breathing , swelling of face, lips, tongue and/or throat. Stop using dibucaine and call MD or go to ...Read more
Local anesthetic: It's an amide local anesthetic like lidocaine. The main use by anesthesiologists in us nowadays is as a way to test for extreme sensitivity to succinylcholine. I believe it is used in uk more. Because of its effects on plasma cholinesterase, tell anesthesiologist about use or stop if planning surgery. ...Read more
What are the differences between topical lidocaine 1% cream or gel and topical dibucaine 1% ointment?
Nupercainal worked well for anal fissure but i switched to the generic dibucaine. Why does the generic burn so bad?
Can I apply dibucaine on the vulva for chronic pain? If not, what can I use? I don't have access to a doctor right now.
you can but aim to resolve the reason for the pain ASAP dibucaine (like all the anesthetic "caines") can SENSITIZE the skin (producing an ALLERGIC reaction) So generally we say LOCAL anesthetics like DIBUCAINE are indicated for TRANSIENT "ACUTE" pain NOT "CHRONIC" pain.
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Stop taking it: If it is an extreme necessity, and there are no alternatives, and you don't know whether this an allergic reaction or an adverse drug reaction (side effect), see an allergist/immunologist for evaluation and possible desensitization to the said drug for treatment if a particular disease episode, good luck ...Read more
Various Options: Daily steroid or antihistamines nasal sprays (fluticasone, azelastine) are helpful. Determining exactly what you could be sensitized to in order to practice appropriate avoidance measures is also important. If medications and avoidance are not effective or not feasible allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) could be an option as well. Other meds include Sudafed, Mucinex, (guaifenesin) Afrin, oral antihistamines ...Read more
Could be!: Without understanding the circumstances and the type of reaction, it is impossible to answer the question. If you started the new medicine, and experienced a reaction, it could be due to allergy to the medication. ...Read more
No cure yet, but...: Allergy shots (allergen immunotherapy) is currently the only treatment that is disease modifiying, meaning it can change how the body responds to exposure to allergens. It is "natural" and long lasting effects carry on after shots are stopped. It works for most, but not all people. Closest thing to a cure so far..... For more read my blog at: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2013/03/its-no. ...Read more
OTC Allergy: Not fair. Truly, it is trial-and-error. What works best for you might not work best for someone else. Loratadine is the weakest binding non-sedating antihistamine; Cetirizine is the strongest binding non-sedating antihistamine. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works better than both but it makes people sleepy. ...Read more
Several choices: The most effective treatment for relief of seasonal allergies are prescription nasal steroid sprays (qnasl, nasonex, (mometasone) rhinocort, flonase). If symptoms are mild then over the counter zyrtec, claritin, or Allegra can help. It's best to start treating seasonal allergies before the "season" starts. This is a prevention approach. If the above meds haven't controlled symptoms, consider allergy shots. ...Read more
Big question: There are a lot of allergy medications & your time span is enormous. Could you take a medication that expired last month? Yes. Last year? Yes, but it might not work as well. Five years ago? Sure but why bother? Medications don't become dangerous as they age just gradually less effective. One exception is Epinephrine it rapidly loses effectiveness after expiration & its needed to save lives. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more