How is pain managed during wound care?

Updated: Apr 24, 2020
  • Author: Brian J Daley, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCP, CNSC; Chief Editor: Zubin J Panthaki, MD, CM, FACS, FRCSC  more...
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Manage wound pain by moistening dressings before removal. Consider using 2% topical lidocaine gel during wound care. (Anecdotal reports describe the use of topical morphine and diamorphine-infused gel for palliation of pressure ulcer pain in patients who are terminally ill, [35] but this use is not FDA approved.)


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