Lidocaine Viscous gargle

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  • Specializes in Cardiology, School Nursing, General. Has 5 years experience.

How do you make it easier for patients to do this? It's super thick and I know it tastes super gross. Any trick for it?

ShadowNurse

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Specializes in Pediatrics. Has 8 years experience.

Can your pharmacist add a flavoring? Some can, depending on the medication. If the child is old enough, they can hold their own nose to help dampen the taste. You could also have a glass of their favorite juice handy for an after-rinse if aspiration is not a concern.