FAQs on Prescription Pain Creams Post-Surgery Pain
All patients should expect some form and degree of pain after undergoing surgery of any type. There are several methods which doctors and patients consider in controlling this pain. The level of post-operative pain can range from discomfort, to excruciating.
Pain is also an extremely effective signal from the body indicating something is wrong. While this is generally because the patient has underwent surgery, in rare cases it may be due to the fact that there are further complications present.
Why is it debilitating?
Most all pain can be debilitating, especially after surgery. This is usually temporary and patients are able to soon resume daily activities. As mentioned above, one of the most important indicators of complications after surgery is debilitating pain.
It is crucial to seek medical attention, if post-operative pain is excruciating and/or begins suddenly. If there has been nerve or other types of damage done by the surgery, this can result in severe side effects, such as paralysis.
How do topical pain creams help Post-surgery Pain?
The advantages of topical creams for the treatment of post-operative pain are definitely worth careful consideration. This form of treatment is applied locally and absorbed by the cells of the skin. This eliminates the need for many oral medications, and their dangerous side effects.
It also takes very little time for topical creams to take effect, thereby reducing time of patient discomfort. Topical medications never reach the digestive tract, which avoids the common side effects of loss of appetite, vomiting, and, in some cases, ulcers.
What are the types of pain cream available for Post-surgery Pain?
The use of Ketamine is well known in veterinary medicine. Vets use this medication to anesthetize and sedate animals. Ketamine is now being utilized on human patients for many of the same reasons, but especially to treat pain. The side of effects of taking Ketamine orally is sometimes detrimental to patients’ health.
- Shifts in the perception of reality
- Slurred speech
- Confusion and disorientation
- Heart arrhythmia
- Increased heart rate
- This medication should never been mixed with other types of sedatives or narcotics unless ordered by a physician.
However, it is extremely effective when added to topical ointments and creams for localized application. Ketamine creams are not available in high concentrations. While this medicine is extremely effective, it must only be used in low concentrations when applied topically. It is crucial that patients always consult a medical professional before even considering using Ketamine for any type of treatment.
NSAIDS are great when placed into the customized pain creams and are much stronger than what is found over the counter. Studies have shown that post surgery pain creams typically reduce pain by over 50%, and may reduce the need for narcotics by up to 40%. If you are post-surgery and having pain around the wound, call My Pain Cream MD today!