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Analgesia for abscess I&D

You are about to incise and drain a relatively small simple abscess in a healthy child.

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How do you reduce pain and distress for abscess I&D?

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pemsou5_wp • August 25, 2017

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  1. Kelly November 5, 2017 - 1:03 am Reply

    PO pain med (+/- opiate), anxiolytic (PO or IN versed or valium or nitrous), and ring block local anesthetic; ketamine if it’s a large abscess particularly in a young child

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