Occasionally minor problems arise such as:

  • bruising or sore vein at the site of the injections or intravenous drip
  • skin rashes from the sticky tape used to secure the drip or the airway tube or the operation wound site
  • itchiness from the pain-killer drugs used; dry, split lips (despite lubrication by the anaesthetic staff)
  • muscle aches and pains, which may be related to positioning on the operating table or be a side-effect of a drug that is sometimes required.

Minor problems like these usually don't require treatment and settle by themselves.

For more information please refer to www.allaboutanaesthesia.com.au