I recently had a bad reaction to novacaine when I went to the Dentist. I've also recently developed a bad allergy to wheat and gluten. Does novacaine contain either? I am worried about some kind of allergic syndrome developing.
This happened to be once, the dentist called it an adverse reaction, but needless to say the next time I had to have novacaine I was a nervous wreck. But that was almost 30 years ago, and it has never happened again. Sorry I couldn't answer you question.
More than likely you didn't have an allergic reaction, it's so rare for that to happen. The dentist probably injected the novacaine directly into the vein instead of into the gum like they were supposed to. This happened to me 2 years ago and I seriously thought I was going to do. If it wasn't injected into your vein then you are probably just hypersensitive to it. Your allergy to wheat and gluten probably has nothing to do with the novacaine.
"Local anesthetic cartridges contain two active ingredients: the actual anesthetic (which ends in -caine, e. g. lidocaine) and epinephrine.
All standard local anaesthetics contain the preservative sodium bisulfite or metabisulfite. The preservative is necessary to keep the epinephrine fresh (epi quickly deteriorates and becomes useless otherwise). The standard local anesthetic cartridges (called lidocaine in the U.S. and lignocaine in the U.K.) have epi added".
Epinephrine is just synthetic adrenaline. You can't be allergic to something you have in your body but you can be sensitive to it.
This happened to my daughter when she got a cavity filled a few years ago. Our family dentist just switched her to something else. I can't remember what it's called, but she hasn't had any reactions since.
We DO NOT have SYNTHETIC Epinephrine in our bodies. Any drug that is synthetic has been made this way by man in a lab & it is recognized as poison/unnatural to our bodies...hence this is why it causes reactions in some. The last time I was given it I thought I would die.
We DO NOT have SYNTHETIC Epinephrine in our bodies. Any drug that is synthetic has been made this way by man in a lab & it is recognized as poison/unnatural to our bodies so it can have a possibility of affecting someone allergically. The last time I was given it I thought I would die.
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