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When they stick a needle through nail to relieve pressure.....

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LondonBus Sat 15-Jun-13 18:18:16

.........do they give any pain releif?

DS has very purple big toe nail as a result of it being squashed. The nurse at the walk in center said she could put a needle through to relieve pressure, but DS was adamant he didn't want her to. The nurse said to come back at anytime if he changed his mind.

Last night he had trouble sleeping because of the pain, and at midnight he was sobbing. He's been OKish today, but wants to know if he will have any pain relief before they put the needle in. I'm thinking relieving the pressure is the pain relief. hmm

LondonBus Sun 16-Jun-13 19:29:37

It seemed better today (less grimacing), and he slept OK last night. I don't think it's broken.

It was squashed by an electric gate at a school (not his school) rolling over his toe.....apparently the wheel bit of the gate is lower than the rest of the gate.

BoreOfWhabylon Sun 16-Jun-13 19:36:24

Ok, just that big toes are treated differently to smaller toes if broken as big toes v important for balance etc. Bone is also bigger so takes longer to heal.

Good opportunity for some male bonding anyway.

(the hole-drilling procedure is called trephining, btw - he might be interested to know that)

LondonBus Sun 16-Jun-13 20:23:57

Job done.

"Trephining" X2 (No throwing up, just some wincing)

Dr thought it is infected already, so antibiotics prescribed.

BoreOfWhabylon Sun 16-Jun-13 20:26:07

Good, hopefully he will get some relief now smile

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