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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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Yes: The nupercainal 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. Utilizing double condoms is also an option, as is psychotherapy and ssri medications. ...Read more
Local anesthetic: Nupercainal is a cream or ointment that contains the local anesthetic dibucaine. It can be applied directly to a small cut or scrape, a minor burn, or to an insect bite, poison ivy blisters, etc. To provide topical pain relief. It will not provide relief for severe pain. ...Read more
Depends: Internal hemorrhoids rarely cause pain. If you have anal pain with a bm, then you either have a fissure or external hemorrhoids. Nupercainal may help but it may also give you worse pain if applied to a fissure. Better to get examined and find the cause and get proper treatment. ...Read more
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
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