Xylocaine jelly is anesthetic drug that keeps nerves system off from sending painful or just uneasy singles to the brain that mostly caused by urinary tract or endotracheal (airway) tubes placement procedure. Xylocaine jelly contains lidocaine, which works as local anesthetic. Although doctor can use it for other medical purpose too, like desensitize the lining of the mouth, throat, or nasal area before certain medical procedures.
It is adamantly advised that if you are allergic to any of the contain included in it, which is there on label, avoid using it. And if you still can’ figure out anything, consult a doctor, they know what’s best for you!
Some Side effect:
Lidocaine, one of the key ingredients in Xylocaine jelly can cause some distress or some side effects like Blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin, cracked, dry, or scaly skin, irritations, hives or welts, itching, or skin rash, some hive-like or just in general swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or genitals, joint pain, stiffness, or swelling, troubled breathing or swallowing, large noisy breathing, paced up heartbeat rate, sudden tightness in chest region.
Of course, you can consult to your doctor about any side effects that could occur. But is best if you consultation through doctors in first place, so that they can prescribe quantity or directions to use, which is way better then experimenting on yourself.
Well how can I use it properly?
Using Xylocaine jelly is tricky since it needs to be injection with proper applicator into urinal duct, which obviously need to done through precise hands. It is also need to be done in relaxed and distressed manner and surroundings. Plus you can be updated about your condition every time you visit your doctor. And doctors or health care professionals are way more better then you. So it is adamantly suggested to let the doctors handle the procedure and avoid being experimenter.
But since you’ve decided to do it on your own, learn each and everything from the professionals. When doctors or health care assistant instruct you, educate yourself about each and every aspect of this procedure. Learn each and every precaution you have to take. Clear all your doubts and query. Keep track and contact details on the side just in case of emergency. Keep reminding yourself not to touch anything during after the procedure is done. Cause messy hand by Xylocaine or Lidocaine jelly on anything you touch, is a strict no-no.
If you have to take it orally, avoid eating anything for next one hour, it might cause some complications like swelling or chocking in throat. Rare it may be, but avoid sudden tongue biting, cause it put you in panic more and then every precaution you took so far withered in a moment.
Whether you are doing on your own or under medical supervision, be in touch of your intuitions and sensation. Cause the region it is applied, so be in throat or urinary duct, both are super sensitive and going ahead with further procedure neglecting the fact whether it is properly numb or not, can put you in panic mode and serious irritation.