Common "Lidocaine" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Lidocaine is an amide group anesthetic that provides local or regional anesthesia by infiltration, central and peripheral nerve block techniques. It starts acting within a few minutes by hindering nerve impulses' induction and conduction, and the effect stays for about three to four hours. In addition, it is used medically in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmia, epilepsy. Furthermore, inhaled form is used to relieve cough, infusions are given to subside chronic pain, and lidocaine formulation reduces gastritis pain.

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Why is my son feeling tired and dizzy after a Lidocaine injection?

Query: Hi doctor,My 8-year-old son had a local anesthetic for a tooth abscess. Since his treatment, he has felt very tired, has a headache, and is dizzy. When should this wear off? Are his symptoms concerning? Are there any other symptoms that would require urgent care? Please help. Thank you!  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. I am a maxillofacial surgeon. And I will be answering your queries shortly. I hope this information will help you. Thank you.  Read Full »

How can you get a mole removed?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a small, flat mole on my nose bridge. How can I remove it? Please recommend the best method with your professional advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your query and concern.With your descriptions, since the mole is flat means you have a superficial melanocytic nevus. If you want to get it removed, then I would recommend you shave excision under local anesthesia by a dermatologist. This procedure has very go...  Read Full »

I applied more Lignocaine gel on my kid. Will it cause harm?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2-year-old son has hard motions. He has just had his circumcision surgery. My friends advised me to apply Lignocaine Hydrochloride gel between his buttocks. By mistake, I applied more. I am very much worried. I hope it is not harmful. Please advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Simy Mathew

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Lignocaine (Lidocaine Topical) gel is a local anesthetic so even if you have applied more there is nothing to worry. If he is having constipation, I suggest you give him syrup Looz (Lactulose) twice daily. This is a stool softener and you can give him until his stool...  Read Full »

I had potential exposure to Lidocaine during a procedure on an HIV-positive patient. Should I be concerned about mucocutaneous contact?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a medical resident, and while working in the emergency department, I had potential exposure to Lidocaine during an incision and drainage procedure on the gluteal abscess. While forming a wheel in the dermis, the lidocaine sprayed near my face, and I am unsure if it entered my e...  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hello,Welcome to you for your query.Yes, there is a chance of seroconversion, although it is very low through this route. When contaminated fluid comes in contact with the eyes, it can transmit the HIV virus.I recommend you get a DNA PCR (deoxyribonucleic acid polymerase chain reac...  Read Full »

I have pain in my anal region. Can hemorrhoid ointments help to relieve the pain?

Query: Hello doctor, A few days back, I had to push too hard to pass stools. I started experiencing pain and felt better after using over-the-counter hemorrhoid ointment. Last night I was sitting for too long at a banquet. When I woke up this morning, it was extremely painful and hard to walk. Should I con...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Is the pain at the anal verge (the part that connects your bowels to the outside skin at the anus)? If you have continuous pain and burning sensation at the anal verge without any swelling or lump making you scare...  Read Full »

How to manage sagging upper lip after frenectomy?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a gap in between my incisors. When I approached a dentist, he advised to go with frenectomy and then braces treatment. I had upper lip frenectomy three days back. Now, when I smile, I can notice the middle portion of my upper lip is sagging a little, and my incisors are not complet...  Read Full »

Dr. Paras Angrish

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It happens after frenectomy. A little sagging is normal as frenum pulls the lip upwards. The second thing is after minor surgery one has swelling and body reacts towards the trauma that is created by instrument or laser. To get rid of the problem you can put gels with a...  Read Full »

Can I put Lidocaine viscous 2 % oral topical solution in ear for pain?

Query: Hello doctor, Can I put Lidocaine viscous 2 % oral topical solution qualitest in ear for pain?  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please do not put Lidocaine 2 % viscous into ear for pain. First of all, ear pain can be due to multiple reasons. The causes of ear pain are as follows: 1. Localized causes: External ear: pinna, ear canal, Middle ear cleft: eustachian tube, facial nerve, mastoid cavity...  Read Full »

Is there any medication to increase my ejection duration?

Query: Hello doctor, I think it is pretty clear that I have PE. I do not usually last more than 30 seconds after penetration, sometimes 45 seconds. Is there a pill I can take? I am married for two years now, and it is frustrating for both of us. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to PE (premature ejaculation) is a frustrating issue with about 49 to 50 percent of people. There are a few ways to treat it, which include behavioral and medical therapy. Behavioral therapy is by coitus interruptus means when you start intercourse, you can stop before you e...  Read Full »

I am having a big lipoma removed from my shoulder, but Lidocaine is making me worried. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a big lipoma removed from my shoulder, but my fear is that Lidocaine is making my heart race. The doctor trying to tell me that it is only in the skin, not like in my mouth, so it will not.  Read Full »

Dr. Shivpal Saini

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Lipoma is the nodular collection of body fat only. It can be removed under local anesthesia, depending on size. If it is very big, then I would suggest it be removed under general anesthesia. This thing I would suggest you better if you could...  Read Full »

Is the painful swelling near anus a hemorrhoid?

Query: Hello doctor, I was suffering a lot with pain, discomfort and not concentrating on my studies, a small pimple like structure raised at my anal section. I think it is haemorrhoid. When I am making bowel movement, I was suffering a lot. Please help in solving this issue.  Read Full »

Dr. Erioli Braholli

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Based on your description, it might be haemorrhoid or perianal abscess. If it is in a lower grade, some medical therapy may be proven to ease the pain and inflammation. But a medical consultation would be neccessary to determine that condition. Anyway, you can try a...  Read Full »

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