I went to the walk-in centre this morning (return trip from last night) to have it removed. It was explained to me that local anaesthetic would hurt more than just taking it out. The doc tried to take it out without anaesthetic, but I am *not* stoic about having things jammed under my nail (I expect most people aren't, tbh) and ended up, after some time, actually screaming.
So, he decided, reluctantly, to anaesthetise it. Which he'd said would hurt more than trying to remove it. HE LIED. Well, he was wrong. The jabs barely bothered me, whereas him trying to dig it out was OH FUCK NO.
I have a hole in my toenail which didn't hurt a bit at the time, and nothing left under my nail to get manky. The nail is now not really any more sore than before I had the splinter removed.
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