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Allergies

Like to know what`s in a Novocaine shot

03/24/2008

Question:

In the first place I have Mutiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) and I had teeth extracted in two visits and he used Novocaine and both times I`ve felt bad for weeks like itchinginside my skin..stomach upset and my gums seem to get on my nerves..feel like their swollen but their not..I don`t think I can go thru anymore extractions

Answer:

You should consult an allergist who will be able to determine whether your symptoms after exposure to Novocaine are allergic in nature.

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Response by:

I Leonard Bernstein, MD I Leonard Bernstein, MD
Clinical Professor Emeritus
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati