Author(s): Pavlidakey PG, Brodell EE, Helms SE
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Abstract Patients who present with a history of "allergy" to local anesthetics are common in clinical practice. Injectable 1\% diphenhydramine is a safe, inexpensive, and effective local anesthetic for simple dermatological procedures in patients who report "caine" allergies. Utilizing this agent permits the dermatologist to operate at the time of the initial visit and schedule a referral to the allergist for definitive sensitivity testing at the patient's convenience.
This article was published in J Clin Aesthet Dermatol
and referenced in Emergency Medicine: Open Access