Anja (6 yo) is getting her suspicious mole removed next week (it will be biopsied afterwards) under local anesthetic. They will be putting a numbing cream on the area before giving her the local so hopefully that injection will not hurt her too much, but the surgeon is not sure it will entirely take because it is on her hairline and the hair may interfere with absorption of the topical. I am sooo worried for Anja that she is going to freak out and make it impossible for the doctor to do his work. She needs to hold perfectly still. I chose to give the local a try over doing general anesthesia because the idea of having her knocked out scares the crap out of me and seemed at the time to be overkill for a mole removal. Can I tap with her to help her deal with some pain and discomfort? She screams and fights when I brush her hair - I can't imagine what she is going to do if she feels pain from anything on her head. I am totally regretting not choosing general but it is too late now to change without having to reschedule for weeks from now. I want this mole off her yesterday because it is really scary looking, is growing rapidly and hurts her.