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Hypodermic Injections Painful
A little: sting.Get a more detailed answer ›
HIV: This depends on when the needle was last used and whether it has blood in the lumen. The chances of your getting HIV in this manner are very small but it is advisable to get tested if there is a serious question about this. Cannot imagine how this occurred unless you were using illicit drugs. That can certainly result in HIV transmission if the needle had just been used by another. Good luck. ...Read more
How painful are botox injections? Are botox injections very painful? What is done to reduce the pain of injections?
Minimal discomfort: Botox injections are usually not painful. Tiny injections are used to target specific muscles to relax them. In our office, we usually use ice before and after the injection to minimize discomfort. Botox treatments only take a few minutes to complete and the results last 3-4 months. It's worth it! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What needle for IM injection of medication in small adult?18g 19g 21g 23g or 25g? 25g seem ok bt nurse said too small for IM. any larger seem painful!
21 or 23g.: I agree that 25g may be unnecessarily small. 21g or 23g would be better. Pain comes less from the size of the needle and more from the technique of the injection. ...Read more
No: No.Get a more detailed answer ›