Lidocaine allergy alternative

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Avatar n tn Recently, a respirologist wanted to send me to an allergist to be tested for Lidocaine allergy, since he had wanted to use lidocaine for a procedure. The allergist's waitlist is enormous, and I personally wonder if it isn't more a sensitivity than a true allergy.
Avatar n tn I have been to allergists and they have all said that it's not the preservative in the drug that is the problem and they were unable to find a safe alternative. I have not had any dental work done for years hoping they would eventually find a suitable alternative. Now, my teeth have reached the point that I must do something. There are no dentists within 100 miles that use a general anesthetic.
Avatar f tn I have had an allergy to PPD for several years now so have gone grey as I couldn't find an alternative. I can cope with that but if I have to stop wearing makeup I might just as well out a bag over my head!!Can anyone help me!!
Avatar m tn Hello and hope you are doing well. Allergy to amide anesthetics such as lidocaine is rare, and when it does occur, it is usually caused by the preservative methylparaben. This can be overcome by using preservative-free lidocaine. In case of true allergy another class of anesthetics, the esters like benzocaine can be tried. Discuss all the options with your doctor before consenting for surgery. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn I've read up on it an it appears to be a very minor procedure that can be done in the office with just some lidocaine gel. My Dr is a wonderful surgeon, but he likes General Anesthesia for EVERYTHING no matter how minor a procedure which drives me crazy. I'd prefer to be awake, I hate being sedated and have had some terrible reactions to the drug bad that it's left me partially disabled with PTSD. I list it as an allergy on everything.
Avatar n tn I would reccomend you get a medical alert bracelt for your allergy to Lidocaine as this is sometimes used in emergency situations to treat cardiac arrest.
1666434 tn?1325265950 I had no idea that I even had an allergy or severe reaction to epinephrine until 2 weeks ago when I went to the dentist and was given a novacaine with this in it called Septocaine. I immediately broke out in a cold sweat, started shaking and felt like I was going to pass out. The after effects were a swollen throat and swollen face. It looked like I had a stroke on the side of my face where I was injected. This normally does not happen to me at all.
620877 tn?1282767697 , possibly hypersensitive esophagus is causing pain. Gives me viscious lidocaine and tells me to take that when symptoms are bad. Okay - so just so you know - lidocaine is a numbing agent. It is very difficult NOT to get it on your tongue when GI doctor to see if there are any other options - nurse tells me to continue with the lidocaine - I can take it 3 or 4 times a day. Okay - well if you can't tell, this was not doable for me.
Avatar n tn I was misdiagnosed as having sinusitis and was treated with antibotics and cortisone for years, I had the deviated septum surgery, took allergy short, etc. (cortisone helps, but that is kind of a bad trap you can get into). I still get these HDs 3-4 times a year and the ONLY thing what works is to treat them like a sinus infection and take antiboitics.
Avatar m tn Does anybody with a similar injury have any advice as to what may be an alternative. I cannot stop taking either pill right now because without them I can't even get out of bed or move because the pain is so strong. I had an MRI yesterday and have to wait 2 weeks to see a neurosurgeon. I also was given lidocane patches which do absolutely nothing. The doctor also gave me cymbalta 30mg to help me get my mind off of the pain to try and stayed focused on school.
Avatar n tn Summers that does not include the lidocaine bc my husband is allergic to lidocaine. He is doing great on the alternative option of lipotropic injection that Dr. Summers suggested that he do instead. I just thought I would mention this bc Dr. Summers was very clear that you need to let your dr know of any allergies that you have. That could have been your problem bc I look at my lipotropic injections as miracle workers (I do exercise and eat healthy also, of course). Anyway, best of luck!
Avatar m tn You're probably not allergic to amiodorone... I say again.. No.. Allergy. There are 2 options here.. 1. Youre allergic to iodine, which is a component of amiodorone. If this was the case you'd have reactions to shellfish and contrast media and other things... Such as well.. Iodine.. Your whole life. Even so, patients with documented iodine sensitivity never react to oral amiodorone in studies, but there is a theoretical possibility for a reaction. 2.
1737348 tn?1312916526 I get mixed results and none help for long. I've also had 3 lidocaine infusions. Last week I had one and was amazed at how much it brought my pain down. I went in at around a 9 and came out at a 4. (Four on the pain scale, while unpleasant, is manageable for me.) Now they're talking to doing one every week to see if it will settle things down. I am glad I've cut back on my medications. The pain is tough but I was on much too much.
Avatar n tn I am in constant pain and my leg has red spots on the aria of the knee replacement and is always wormer then the other leg. Now I have developed a severe allergy in my sinus, with the tubes plug and water on one ear. No one can tell me what I am allergic to. I read many people having the idea of allergies to titanium and I have read that the medical community say it not possible. The last two night I have had a temperature of 101, that comes and goes.
Avatar f tn The second was taken via the 6 o'clock point of tbe areola and down. It was excruciating regardless of the lidocaine and epi. Due to the vascularity of that site the bleeding wouldn't stop easily and I developed a deep hematoma. The MD showed me all of the tissue taken from my breast and I was amazed. "Just need to be sure we have as much of the microcalcifications as possible." I must say, though, the edema and firmness it has is pretty flattering!
Avatar f tn This an alternative regimen I came up with on my own before my doc prescribed the Doxepin: 1.) clean affected area with rubbing alcohol. 2.) wet a styptic pencil (like for treating shaving cuts) with water and apply liberally to area. 3.) allow to air dry - do not remove residue. 4.) apply benedryl extra-strength itch-stopping gel to area liberally, blot dry after letting soak in for 1 minute. (2% Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride; available over the counter at walgreens). 6.
Avatar m tn There is no treatment, medication, drug, specialist, scan or alternative therapy treatment that I have not undergone in an effort to find the cause. The best of the best in Australia have worked on it all to no avail. MRI's by 8, CT Scans by 4 anything with "..oscopy" on the end of, anti depressants, high dosage morphine patches, not one single thing has ever look like working.
Avatar m tn Just curious, do you have a dog or cat? My doctor ran allergy tests on me and says I'm allergic to animals (I've had them my whole life too) anyway your body can start to have a reaction to your allergies and create a thick mucus in throat. Now......if I knew that was the case I'd just deal with it, but still uncertain. I am not getting rid of my pets.
Avatar n tn Well a miracle happened today! I got a prescription for the Lidoderm (Lidocaine Patch 5%) which cost $125 for 30 patched but are very large so I cut it in half, placed it on my shaven arm and within 3-4 minutes had relief! I just woke up from a 45-minute nap and have not been bothered one bit!
Avatar n tn CT Scan, MRI and allergy tests have shown nothing. I asked my doctor if it could be a virus going around, and he says no. Asprins, allergy meds and antibiotics have not helped. When and if I find something that helps, I will post. Meanwhile, my thoughts are with all of us who have these crazy symptoms with no answers. Hang in there.
Avatar n tn my eye doctor told me it was due to mild allergies and prescribed eye drops which didnt help in the least so i turned to over the counter allergy medicine which hasn't helped either (so i dont think it's allergies) and in the last 3 weeks not only are my eyelids itchy but when i wake up in the morning my upper eye lids are bright red and swelled up so bad that its embarassing!!!!
Avatar f tn I am desperate for help if anyone knows any alternative remedies. I am on a yeast free diet to try to limit the bouts of thrush, use alternative cleansing products etc. but this darn thing keeps raising its ugly head. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar n tn However, after reading all the posts on everyone's experience with gallbladder removal I have begun seeking out alternative therapies to handle a potential gallbladder problem. I am a avid alternative medicine advocate and user. I will say it will be a cold day in H*** before I consent to a gallbladder removal (unless my life is at risk.) I have already started a beet, lemon, flaxseed oil mixture to thin the bile and I will be on a restricted diet the next three weeks.
Avatar n tn You have to decide if it has the power to do it to you? Please call your doctor and ask for an alternative. Explain everything. Money. Addiction and need for a different med. Whatever it takes. My dentist gives me something like lidocaine gel. It's by prescription. It's like stuff to rub on there that numbs it in 10 seconds! It's not really used on everyone, but it our situation, he should have no problem with it.
Avatar f tn My asthma is not at all controlled despite numerous nebulizers, steroids treatments which make me profusely sweat, unable to sleep and essentially a crazy person-(so I refuse to take that daily), inhalers and now allergy shots weekly. Is it possible that the pertusis left me with scars or other permanent lung damage? My voice is constantly horse/raspy.
Avatar f tn A significantly higher risk of positive allergic reaction was found in patients showing post-op allergy compatible response (ACRG), in which cases allergy tests could be recommended.
Avatar n tn I had the Meniscus repaired 3 years ago, both knees. I had been suffering for 4 years, from inflammation and trauma, it is a long complicated story, but most of my problem was due to having eaten mussels, after which my body had a very violent reaction, and the inflammation went to the knees and would not go away. It took me years to get answers. When the knees were almost back to normal 3 years ago, I had the surgery; back to square one.
Avatar n tn But to answer your question - Before I got my surgery to remove them a few weeks ago (still waiting until March for the follow-up and result), my dr. gave me 5% lidocaine to numb the area so I could have intercouse. This helped ease the pain. Hope that helps! Let me know if you find any break-through discoveries for the horrible things.
Avatar m tn And with that I used Solarcaine spray. Both worked for a bit, but the Hydroxyzine worked way better. I'm not one for meds, but the alternative is insane! To the person whom recommended it, THANK YOU!!!!! I've been through pain in my life but this takes the cake. I was on a tour of the USS Missouri in Pear Harbor when it hit its worst, or what I thought was the worst. I had to leave my family to continue the tour. By the time I got to the hotel I thought I was going to die.
Avatar n tn I have been with my partner for nearly 3 years and every time we engage in sexual contact I tear around my cervix in 2-3 places I also get the burning sensation and little raised lumps afterwards that weren't there before intercourse it has a burning sensation and we are looking into condom allergy as we both get irritation after wearing them,however anything else latex does not irritate.