Do you get nervous at the prospect of getting a needle? Or, when you go to medical appointments, do you feel anxious? Have you ever fainted at the sight of a needle or during a procedure? If you answered “YES,” it is time to take away that anxiety! Nitrous oxide may be the solution you have been looking for. Nitrous oxide is a gas, and it is commonly known as “happy gas” or “laughing gas.” Giving nitrous oxide can help reduce your pain and anxiety during your podiatric treatment.
How does it work?
Nitrous oxide slows down your brain and your body's responses, and the effects of the drug varies depending on how much has been inhaled. Taking nitrous oxide can cause: feelings of euphoria, relaxation and calmness. fits of giggles and laughter – hence the nickname 'laughing gas'. Nitrous oxide also helps with pain because it blocks the pain receptors. The gas is delivered through a small nose piece, and you breathe in the gas as you would with normal breathing. A chiropodist will be next to you during the entire procedure, ensuring you are happy and relaxed. Because nitrous oxide is metabolized very quickly by your body, you will return to your normal mental state in a matter of minutes.
Nitrous oxide is completely safe with no lasting effects. In fact, it is so safe that you can drive home after your procedure! You are always alert enough to answer questions, and you are in complete control; you are just soooo relaxed. All procedures we do at Medial Foot Solutions can have nitrous gas administered.
STOP the anxiety, put a smile on your face, and ask for nitrous oxide gas.
Book an appointment if you think that nitrous oxide can help you.