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Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience in Podiatry
A Big Mosquito.: The idea of having an ingrown toenail removed will bring anxiety to most patients. Rest assured, your toe will be totally numb, although you may feel pressure, there should be no pain. In almost all cases the toe is anesthetized by what is called local anesthetic block. This introduction of fluid might cause some momentary discomfort as it is being injected. In a few seconds, the toe is numb.
Answered on Jun 14, 2015
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Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Be sure to request a patient handout of the causes of this condition and simple ways to avoid this in the future.
Jun 14, 2015

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