Thanks for any insight!
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The longer they're in the more likely skin will attach, but I've had stitches in for over a week or more & they didn't hurt(just a light tug) when taking them out.
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If you child tends to get panicky or freaked out by new sensations, I would request the prenumber (I'm assuming it's the cream type not the injection type.)
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I have had several sets of stitches over the years - cuts, moles, skiing accident
Some were so loose by the time they were ready to come out, I did it myself and didn't feel a thing - knee and arm.
Some had that really weird, as someone described, pulling a string through teeth feeling - fingers, shoulder, forearm.
Some HURT! The ones I remember hurting the most were in my hand, it was worse than the injury.
I would think the forehead would fall into the first or second category.
OP - if you're worried about it - ask them for a prescription and apply it about 40 minutes before her appt. Also there is over the counter "Lanacaine" which is the same stuff, just not as potent, but it still works.
Go ahead and use the emla cream! You can buy it over the counter and it goes on topically. I wish I'd thought to do the same.
Well, think about this for a second. You had an open wound that was stitched shut. The skin has now scabbed and regrown around the stitches... Yeah, it hurts. Not like "OMG I'm gonna kill someone!!" hurt, but more of a little prickly sting if they're stuck at all. It's not bad, and they'll probably look at you like you're nuts if you ask them to numb it, but I'd definitely take along a fave stuffed animal or lollipop or something.
the fishing line another story. they had to dig with tweezers into my arm to get them out. it hurt so bad and i almost passed out. they gave me some cold water and i was better.
Don't be surprised if she screams and gets upset though.... taking them out is often scarier for a child than having them put in, in the first place.
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Based on all the advice I got, I made sure the dried blood was well-soaked so there were no scabs, and I had them out in 4 days as recommended, and she was perfectly fine, didn't feel a thing. Thank you so much!
I was about to say... I've had stitches for dermatology reasons... you know, suspicious moles and such...... it does hurt when the stitches come out.. a bad stinging, but then its over.
It really depends on how the wound has healed. I also had stitches in my lip as a child and I pulled the stitches out myself (on the way to getting them out). Didn't hurt at all.
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