NetWellness is a global, community service providing quality, unbiased health information from our partner university faculty. NetWellness is commercial-free and does not accept advertising.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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