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What to expect for epidural misplacement or lidocaine toxicity?

What to expect for epidural misplacement or lidocaine toxicity?

If the epidural: is placed too close to a vein and the local anesthetic enters you body you will feel anxious, tingling around mouth, ear fullness, which may progress to twitching, seizures, and to cardiac problems if progress. Medications are given in small amounts with tests to prevent this complication ...Read more

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Epidural misplacement or lidocaine toxicity, can you tell me more?

Epidural misplacement or lidocaine toxicity, can you tell me more?

Lidocaine toxicity: If the epidural needle or catheter enters a vein and not detected, the local anesthetic will enter your circulatory system instead of the epidural space. Symptoms and signs of toxicity will occur, first a numbness and tingling of your lips and tongue, fullness in ears, jitteriness. Can progress to seizures and cardiac arrest. Although technically a misplacement more a problem of detection early. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about a toxic reaction to lidocaine?

Can you tell me about a toxic reaction to lidocaine?

Excess: Dosage causes neuro symptoms to seizures then progress to cardiac resulting in death if escessive. ...Read more

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Having blurry vision after gargling with 10 ml of viscous lidocaine 2%. Gargled and swallowed at 5pm and gargles and spit at 11pm. Toxicity?

Having blurry vision after gargling with 10 ml of viscous lidocaine 2%. Gargled and swallowed at 5pm and gargles and spit at 11pm. Toxicity?

Lidocaine anesthetic: induces systemic anesthesia & individual response (as with most Rx single molecule tools) varies considerably. The 6 hours of ingestion is far longer than needed for full absorption. Why taking viscous lidocaine in the first place, not a commonly used treatment strategy outside hospitals, & for good reasons. The main toxicity if largely reversible anesthetic (blocks nerve transmission) response. ...Read more

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If some one drink drano wouldn't show and his blood or his toxic level?

Caustic ingestion: If someone drinks a corrosive alkali substance, such as drain cleaner, which contains sodium or potassium hydroxide; it will be diagnosed based on information provided in a history, not by a blood test. Symptoms may vary. Patients may complain of pain in the mouth/throat, chest or stomach, or painful/difficult swallowing. They may have vomiting or belly tenderness, if the GI tract has perforated. ...Read more