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what to do if i cannot stand the pain of shots in my toes. if general anesthesia isn't possible for toenail removal, what about an epidural?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Conscious sedation : Is given sometimes in surgery centers or hospitals for those with needle phobias....

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Help, I can't stand the pain of shots in my toes. if general anesthesia isn't possible for toenail removal, what about an epidural?

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Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: An epidural or spinal can be used but both are overkill for a toe nail removal. The procedure takes only minutes and either the epidural or spinal will last a min of 1 hour. If this is being done in a hospital the anesthesiologist can give a small dose of propafol let you dose off for a minute as the doctor injects the toes. That's how I used to do it.

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