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Question:

From Coral Springs, Florida, USA:

Who likes taking needles? My 12 year old does not. Can you please give us your opinion on the product called MediJector? Does it do everything it says, i.e.: less pain than needles, easy to use, etc.?

Answer:

Jet injectors, such as the MediJector, can be painless when used exactly as directed, but they are not always so. If you use it incorrectly, you can get a nasty bruise and a very painful injection site. They are not very easy to use, require meticulous cleaning, and are expensive. The also make a very loud banging noise as the spring, which drives the unit, is released.

While taking injections is not the easiest thing in the world, the new short-needle syringes, such as the ReliOn 30 unit (which has half-unit markings) and the B-D UltraFine II, have extremely small needles, both in length and diameter. When used properly, most people can barely feel the injection.

To help with needle-phobia, many health professionals recommend the Inject-EaseŽ, a simple device that hides the needle from view. See also Jet Injectors .

JSH

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Original posting 25 Jul 2000
Posted to Blood Tests and Insulin Injections

  
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