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Is it possible for topical hemostatic agents cause any allergic reaction?

Is it possible for topical hemostatic agents cause any allergic reaction?

Yes: Any topical substance can potentially cause an allergic reaction. This is commonly known as contact dermatitis. If the reaction occurs after repeated exposure, it is most likely allergic. If it occurs on the very first exposure, it is probably an irritant reaction (irritant contact dermatitis). ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Lidocaine Hydrochloride (Definition)

It is a common local anesthetic belonging to the 'amide' group of anesthetics. In dentistry, it is injected into the areas of the mouth to produce profound local ...Read more


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Could lidocaine w/ prilocaine-topical cream be used in area of pain?

Could lidocaine w/ prilocaine-topical cream be used in area of pain?

Yes: Depending on the source of pain they may provide some relief. Don't expect relief unless the source of pain is superficial. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can be applied to the skin or taken orally to minimize the local skin reaction (itching & erythema) from exelon (rivastigmine) patch. ?

Is there anything that can be applied to the skin or taken orally to minimize the local skin reaction (itching & erythema) from exelon (rivastigmine) patch. ?

Tough situation: Do not use lotions or ointments underneath the patch as it makes things worse. Some pts have done well with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or steroid cremes prior to use of patch, but this too is not often successful. Best approach, rotate frequently, wash site with water only, then dry thoroughly, wait a few seconds and apply. If all else fails, phone the company 800 line and ask to speak to a nurse. ...Read more

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Topical ointments such as soium sulfacetamide have a possible side effect?

Topical ointments such as soium sulfacetamide have a possible side effect?

Of course: Aching/swollen joints, rash on nose and cheeks, signs of infection (such as fever, persistent sore throat), signs of anemia (such as unusual tiredness/weakness, rapid breathing, fast heartbeat), unusual bleeding/bruising, signs of liver problems (such as dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin, stomach/abdominal pain, persistent nausea, vomiting), mouth sores. ...Read more

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Can tetracycline skin ointment be used as an eye ointment?

Can tetracycline skin ointment be used as an eye ointment?

No: Eye ointments usually are very narrow range of acidity or less likely to hurt really bad when placed in eye. Skin ointments are more crude and not made to put in eyes. ...Read more

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What's the difference between topical aneshtetic creams like benzocaine, lidocaine, prilocaine, and xylocaine?

What's the difference between topical aneshtetic creams like  benzocaine, lidocaine, prilocaine, and xylocaine?

Similar: All of these are topical anesthetics, meaning that they can be applied directly to skin or mucous membranes to treat minor pain such as teething or scrapes, or itching from poison ivy or insect bites. Xylocaine is the same thing as lidocaine. All can be toxic if used in excessive doses. Special care must be taken if any of these are used for small children. Some types are by prescription only. ...Read more

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For hyperkeratotic skin diseases, which is more better for sensitive skin - lactic acid lotion (lac-hydrin) or urea-based creams?

For hyperkeratotic skin diseases, which is more better for sensitive skin - lactic acid lotion (lac-hydrin) or urea-based creams?

Both used: It really depends on the percentages of each medication. Many preparations have both urea and Lactic Acid in them. Your skin is also unique and what might appear to be gentler might give you a worse reaction than the so-called potent preparation. If you are treating keratosis pilaris (kp) then you might seek the help of a dermatologist or even have a preparation compounded. ...Read more

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If exposed to agent orange and other toxic chemicals. later.in life cause muscular dystropy?

If exposed to agent orange and other toxic chemicals. later.in life cause muscular dystropy?

Probably not but...: Agent Orange contains dioxin, a toxic chemical proven to cause many serious illnesses. Muscular dystrophy is something people are born with. Agent Orange may cause Muscular dystrophy in the children of those exposed to it but isn't known to cause it directly in those exposed. See http://www.veteranshealth.org/Vietnam/AO.html A holistic/integrative physician can evaluate/treat illness from toxins. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Xylocaine (Definition)

Xylocaine is a leukotriene inhibitor which is a kind of ...Read more