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Is it realistic to ask doc for local anasthesia prior to removal of dressing 1 week post nail avulsion and biopsy?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Soaking: In water mixed with a small amount of hydrogen peroxide is a good way to get a finger dressing off if stuck, most surgeons use a non stick gauze either vaseline i'm orientated or a yellow guaze called xeroform so the dressing isn't typically stuck.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
Not really: The injections of local anesthesia will me more painful than the dressing removal.

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