Local Anesthesia Allergies
Local anesthetics are used in a variety of procedures, including dental, dermatological, and plastic surgery. Although allergic reactions to local anesthetic drugs are not common, we do have a test that can help to identify the rare cases of local anesthesia allergies.
If a patient’s history does not rule out a possible allergic reaction, skin tests can be performed to determine if an allergy exists. We work closely with your referring physician or subspecialist (dentist, plastic surgeon, or dermatologist), to test to alternatives as well. Once a determination has been made, a plan can be created to determine which types of local anesthetic should be used or if medication should be administered for minor surgical procedures.