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What Do You Use Before Stitches If Allergic To Lidocaine
See Allergy: Local anesthetic allergy is very rare, some argue that it does not even exist. If there is a concern about a reaction to a local anesthetic agent see and allergist. They will review your history, perform a physical and if needed they can skin test to the local anesthetic if needed. Based upon those results decision can be made about if one is allergic and how to proceed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I got bit by a dog & had stitches on my upper lip. Needed 2 lidocain injections to numb region. 7hours later, still numb. When should numbness go away?
Dog bite: Lidocaine typically wears off within a couple hours deent. The depending on a lot of factors.(+- epinephrine) etc. And sometimes docs will use bupivicaine or ropivicaine which has a longer duration. Still, 7 hours is a bit long for any agent. Its possible the trauma has severed some local nerve branches and you will be numb for weeks/months. The local swelling has to recede before assessment. ...Read more
Does juvederm come in a form without lidocaine? I understand juvederm has lidocaine added to it to reduce pain, but i'm allergic to lidocaine. Is it possible to get it without the lidocaine?
See an allergist: It would be best to have tests to see if you have a true allergy to lidocaine, or perhaps reacted to epinephrine which might have been given with lidocaine. There are other local anesthetics which could be used instead in an epidural, such as bupivacaine or ropivacaine. A doctor who specializes in allergy medicine can do skin testing to see which local anesthetics you can take. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very rare: True Lidocaine allergy has been reported in less than 0.3% of people who get skin tested. Most people who report Lidocaine allergy experienced symptoms such as tachycardia, flushing or agitation following an injection in the dentist's office. This is much more likely due to the effects of Epinephrine typically administered with Lidocaine in this situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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