Can I be Allergic to Anesthesia?

Yes, it is possible to be allergic to medications used for anesthesia or sedation for surgical procedures. Like any medication, it can cause an allergic reaction in some people.

The allergic reaction to anesthesia can range from mild to severe, and in some cases, it can be life-threatening. Some of the symptoms of an allergic reaction may include rash or hives, swelling, difficulty breathing, low blood pressure, rapid heart rate, dizziness, nausea, or vomiting.

It is important to inform your surgeon and anesthesia provider if you have any history of allergies or reactions to medications. Your healthcare provider may recommend a specific type of anesthesia or take steps to minimize your risk of having an allergic reaction.

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