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What could I be allergic to if itching after general anesthesia and on pain med?

What could I be allergic to if itching after general anesthesia and on pain med?

Maybe not allergic: It's not unusual for pain medications such as morphine, demerol, or Dilaudid to be associated with some itching. They all can cause histamine release. This doesn't necessarily mean you are allergic to them. True allergy produces severe symptoms such as hives and trouble breathing. Sometimes Benadryl can help with itching. Or you can ask your doctor to try a different pain medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi
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General anesthesia is a medically induced coma and loss of protective reflexes resulting from the administration of one or more general anesthetic agents. It is a treatment that renders you unconscious during medical procedures, so you don't feel or ...Read more


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What happens if im allergic to general anesthesia am i also allergic to an epidural?

What happens if im allergic to general anesthesia am i also allergic to an epidural?

Not necessary: General anesthesia is the administration of general anesthetic agents that make a person unconscious. It’s achieved with certain medicines that put you into a deep sleep. Just for your information, variety of the different drugs combination is available and the procedure relatively safe. An epidural is an anesthetic (lidocaine) delivered through a small tube into an epidural space. ...Read more

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Please advise what is it called when you are allergic to general anesthesia ?

Please advise what is it called when you are allergic to general anesthesia ?

No such thing: There is no such thing as being allergic to general anesthesia. General anesthesia is a garbage can term for a mix of a ton of different medications that are used in anesthesia. If you have an allergy it is usually specific to one component that can be easily swapped out. ...Read more

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What happens if I'm allergic to general anesthesia am I also allergic to an epidural?

What happens if I'm allergic to general anesthesia am I also allergic to an epidural?

No: No one is allergic to all medications used in general anesthesia. Have a consultation with a physician anesthesiologist who can help you find out which medications are a problem for you and which ones aren't. The local anesthetics (numbing medications) used in epidurals should not be any problem for you. It's important to sort this out in case you ever need emergency surgery. ...Read more

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Supposing i'm allergic to general anesthesia, am i also allergic to an epidural?

Anyone can have GA: You may have had a reaction to one of the many medications that can be used as part of general anesthesia. But we can tailor general anesthesia for anyone safely by choosing different medications. Anyone can have ga. Your previous reaction (what was it?) doesn't mean that you can't have an epidural. Consult a physician anesthesiologist for more info. ...Read more

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What's it called when you are allergic to general anesthesia? What can be done to treat this?

What's it called when you are allergic to general anesthesia? What can be done to treat this?

Drug allergies: There are many drugs to use in inducing general anesthesia, mostly a combination of intravenous and inhalation agents. The reaction to these drugs if occur if very fast and very dangerous. Please discuss your drug allergies with your anesthesiologist. ...Read more

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I had my wisdom teeth removed this morning and was under general anesthesia and my body has been itching most of the day, but there is no rash. Is th?

I had my wisdom teeth removed this morning and was under general  anesthesia and my body has been itching most of the day, but there is no rash. Is th?

Antibiotics?: Most common medications causing itchiness in the setting of surgery and anesthesia are antibiotics and pain relievers such as Demerol or Vicodin. If you were put on an antibiotic, check to see what kind, and check with your surgeon. Many pain relievers that contain narcotics can cause itching. If you don't have a rash or any trouble breathing, this is not a dangerous reaction. ...Read more

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My son who has a lot of allergies is due an operation under general anaesthetic. He is allergic to local anaesthesia. Do i need to worry?

My son who has a lot of allergies is due an operation under general anaesthetic. He is allergic to local anaesthesia. Do i need to worry?

Local Anes Allergies: Although not completely without risk, general anesthesia in a young healthy patient is relatively safe. It is important to provide as much detail about your son's allergies ( food, drug and latex being the most important) to the Anesthesiologist in charge of his care. A history of a local anesthetic allergy will be of significant interest to the care team. Allergies of this nature are rare. ...Read more

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Does being allergic to local anaesthesia make you more likely to be allergic to a general anaesthetic?

Not relevant: Two different procedures that use completely different medications and modalities. Local anaesthesia involves local injections which numb a small part of your body, while general anaesthesia induce a state of controlled unconsciousness. Rec.: always disclose what medication you are allergic to. ...Read more

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I was on shoulder stabilisation 2 months ago. Since i itch all over body+rash on both shoulders. Is it possible that its caused by general anesthesia?

Doubt it: I assume you had general anesthesia 2 months ago for the surgical procedure. I can't imagine how general anesthesia could cause a rash that persists for 2 months. (some medications given during anesthesia may cause a rash that lasts for a few minutes. These are similar to a mild allergic reaction confined to the skin and resolve quickly.). ...Read more

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Dr. Karen Sibert
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Anesthesia (Definition)

Anesthesia is a field of study that involves methods of removing sensation, pain, and consciousness from a person in order to perform surgeries, do other uncomfortable procedures, or relieve his pain/suffering. A doctor specializing in ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itch is also known as Itching. Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more