Patient :I got a gash above my hip, and in the hospital they gave me a lidocain shot so they can clean it out. But it's been over a week now and the area is still a bit numb. Is that normal? Or is there something wrong?
Welcome To Ask The Doctor.
We understand your concern.
Lidocaine shot is short acting and doesn't causes any numbness after use.
Your history is suggestive of a condition known as Meralgia Paresthesia.
It is a type of pinched nerve.
As far as treatment of Meralgia Paresthesia is concerned, initially I would advise you to do hot fomentation with hot water bag and apply local gels like Volini over there.
If this persists even after 7 days, I would recommend treatment with a combination of Pregabalin and Methylcobalamine.
I hope it helps
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