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Medicine For Mepivacaine Allergy
Carbocaine allergy: It is called also mepivacaine and is a common local anesthetic. Allergic reaction to Carbocaine include hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling or puffiness of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. (sometimes very serious and life threatening) Nervousness, nausea, vomiting, are only side effects. ...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
I have a true, tested allergy to xylocaine (lidocaine). I've used carbocaine ok for years. Could I develop an allergy to it as well? I need some major dental work and I always worry that I will have a reaction.
Local Anes Allergy: It is always possible to develop an allergy but the likelihood is extremely small. I have never personally heard or seen a patient allergic to Carbocaine. You can always discuss this with an Allergist and be tested first by small subcutaneous injection prior to procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Local anesthetics: Hexylcaine has a much shorter half life than mepivicaine. So, in a practical sense mepivicaine is more powerful. ...Read more
What is the best local anestesic of choice when pregnant lidocaine (category b) or mepivacaine (cat c)?
See below: Depends. For an IV insertion Lidocaine is best. Fast onset and fast removal. For a spinal i would use bupivicaine for a spinal, and Lidocaine for an epidural. Talk to your anesthesiologist for their opinion. If you are talking about dental procedures the amount used is so small that it should not affect the fetus. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Drinking mepivacaine: First, your mouth will get very numb. Then you may anesthetize the muscles in your mouth and throat and thus feel like you are choking or gagging on your tonge and completely unable to swallow anything (or it may go into your lungs). So this is not a good idea at all. Otherwise, it is not poisonous by itself. ...Read more
Depending: On the quantity,and speed of injection a range from nervous system problems to seizures then cardiac to death ...Read more
It depends: It depends more on the size of the wound. You didn't provide enough information to answer directly. I usually need less than 10 mL for most of the lacerations I repair in my emergency department. ...Read more
Got ehlers danlos syndrome, tooth extraction, it wouldnt budge. Mepivacaine and still felt pain when drilling. Really don't want a general!
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