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Allergic reactions to anaesthesia

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Allergic reactions to anaesthesia

The incidence of life-threatening hypersensitivity reactions occurring during surgery and anaesthesia is around one in 10,000 procedures. Serious allergic reactions to anesthetic medications are rare and a usually attributable to factors other than the anesthetic. Neuromuscular blocking agents, natural rubber latex, and antibiotics are the most common causes of serious allergic reactions during surgery.[1] The mortality rate from these reactions is about 3–6%.

Successful immediate treatment requires prompt recognition by the attending anaesthetist, or in the US, the attending anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist . Adrenaline (epinephrine) remains the mainstay of treatment, with corticosteroids and antihistamines providing limited benefit in the acute situation.

Subsequent investigation aims to determine the responsible agent to allow its future avoidance. Skin testing is often useful to identify potentially cross-reactive compounds and appropriate therapeutic alternatives. This is done weeks after the initial reaction to allow the immune system to reset itself. However, skin testing can be misleading in giving false positive and false negative results.

Hyopno sedation would eliminate complications of anaesthetics like anaphylitic reaction (reaction to a specific drug), sudden death, renal failure, hypertension, etc. For those who develop an anaphylactic reaction to regular anesthetics, this hypno sedation surgery can be a gift from heaven for them. Caesarean, hysterectomy, dental pain, removal of localised tumours, etc. could be performed this way..Dr. * Sreehari induced anesthesia in 250 persons through hypnosis at a time and entered the Guinness Book of World Records.[2][3][4][5] Doctors have used hypno anestheisa as the sole anesthetic to deliver a baby via cesarean section.[6] Hypno anesthesia is an effective technique for providing relief of intra operative and postoperative pain in endocrine cervical surgery. The technique results in high patient satisfaction and better surgical convalescence. This technique can therefore be used in most well-chosen patients and reduces the socioeconomic impact of hospitalization .[7]


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