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Local Anesthesia

Various drugs (anesthetics) that are used to block pain in a particular part is called local anesthesia. The most common local anesthetics used is Lidocaine. They are injected before a surgery or procedure to prevent pain.

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I have fever after kidney operation. Can I remove the stent now?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a kidney stone operation on the first of this month. I had fever (temperature 102 degrees Celcius) four days back. The doctor gave me an antibiotic on the same day when I reported to the hospital at night. Again I had a heavy temperature the next day, early morning and night. Tem...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. As you have a fever, there may be a chance that you have an infection, and it is dangerous to be only on oral antibiotics. I suggest you get admitted and be on intravenous hydration with antibiotics. I also suggest t...  Read Full »

Can a supernumerary tooth be extracted under local anesthesia instead of conscious sedation?

Query: Hello doctor,My 11-year-old son has a supernumerary tooth, and we need to extract that tooth. I was told that this procedure needs conscious sedation with periodic monitoring of vitals. But I am afraid of the medications that are used for sedation. Because some medicines will cause side effects like...  Read Full »


Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sedation is one of the options for the extraction of a supernumerary tooth. The other method is sedation along with general anesthesia. In extraction without sedation, the child should be cooperative, and the parents should console their child at the time of extract...  Read Full »

Is it dangerous to have anesthesia in combination with my sleep medicine?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 41 year old female. I have a question about anesthesia. I need to get a surgery on my foot to cut down a bump on a bone. The doctor said it is only going to be a twenty-minute procedure and I will be able to leave the hospital the same day. I take the medication Clozaril for a ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vansh Priya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Continue your medication as advised. Just skip it on the day of the surgery. In the most likelihood, the excision of your bone bump will be done under local anesthesia, and this medication will not affect anesthesia or vice versa. So, sit back and relax. Have a sa...  Read Full »

My heart is beating faster after endoscopy using local anesthetic spray. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, It was over two weeks ago I had my endoscopy. It was not sedated but they gave me the local anesthetic spray but after I had my endoscopy I feel like my heart is beating faster than normal and I feel like my nerves or you can say muscle are like twitching or throbbing and I went to so...  Read Full »


Dr. Padala Balarama Reddy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Local anesthesia toxicity can happen if the spray is used at high concentrations. Usually, they will have 10 percent Lignocaine spray. They can spray maximum 300 mg of drug but for your procedure, definetly they will use less, do not worry. The other symptoms you had a...  Read Full »

Can I undergo surgery for Basal Cell Carcinoma under local anesthesia?

Query: Hello Doctor, I am 60 year old healthy female with medically controlled hypertension. I have Behcet’s disease, though mostly under control. I have had various tropical diseases. I also had hepatitis A at childhood, and TB meningitis. I also have scoliosis.  I have been diagnosed BCC (Basal...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should ask your surgeon the reason behind giving general anaesthesia in your case. Basal cell carcinoma is a locally invasive tumour with very rare chances of malignancy. The need for general anesthesia can arise when on clinical examination it was found that the ...  Read Full »

Did the cold drink prevent my tooth from getting numb?

Query: Hi doctor, I broke a tooth, so I went to the dentist, and I was very upfront about not having a root canal treatment. I preferred to get it extracted rather. She numbed my tooth and said she was going to fix it. After she had finished, she said I was going to need a root canal treatment. Now my toot...  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Failure of local anesthesia can be due to causes like poor quality of the anesthetic solution, a poor technique of administration, localized infection in the tooth, abscess formation, certain mutations, etc. Drinking few cold drinks has no effect on anesthesia. So, my s...  Read Full »

How much Propofol is recommended during ORIF surgery?

Query: Hi doctor, What is the recommended dose of Propofol during ORIF surgery on a fractured wrist? The patient is a 57 year old female. Her weight may be about 140 pounds. The surgery may take 30 minutes or so.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Certainly, the dosage of anesthesia varies based on individual patients' health conditions, including factors like age, lung health, and kidney function. For patients aged 55 and above, the induction of anesthesia begins at 1 to 1.5 mg/kg of body weight. During the maint...  Read Full »

I have numbness in tongue after tooth extraction. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,Three months back, I had a wisdom tooth extraction. Still, I feel tongue numbness. What is the solution?  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The tongue numbness is caused by nerve injury or irritation at the time of giving local anesthesia before your tooth removal or even due to the closeness of the roots of your tooth to the nerve bundle. However, this is usually transient and there is a gradual recovery o...  Read Full »

I have a tingling sensation in my tongue after RCT. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a root canal done. I was given an injection that kind of hurt. After that, I realized my tongue was numb but by the end of the day, it got better. When I woke up the next day, I had a tingling sensation but by the end, it changed from tingling to burning. I can bite my tongue and...  Read Full »


Dr. Divya Banu M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Do not worry. This is the reversal of anesthesia effect. It is just that it is taking a little longer time in you. Tingling sensation means that the nerve anesthesia is going off. Wait for two more days. If you still feel numbness, then get back t...  Read Full »

There is a painless black growth on my knee. What could this be?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 56-year-old male. There is a painless black growth on the left knee, and that has been there for around two years now. My doctor advised me to use Duofilm (Lactic acid and Salicylic acid collodion) topical lotion in a recent visit. This reduced the size of the growth a little bit. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The growth is a viral wart. It is a form of superficial viral growth on the skin. Yes, it usually increases in size if left untreated and can spread to other body parts by direct contact. They are best dealth with radiocautery, which is a simple office based surgery d...  Read Full »

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