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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Icy feeling in the chest - allergy?
When I get local or general anesthesia, I get an icy cold feeling in my chest for several minutes like I downed a glass of ice water. I am 40 years old and have borderline HBP which I take a low dose of medication. Is this an allergy to anesthesia?
I am afraid I've never encountered the reaction you describe so I cannot offer an explanation. It certainly doesn't sound like an allergic reaction.
Gareth S Kantor, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University