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Distraction: A good method is distraction we use it in people al the time. It can be simple like talking to the person, looking away thinking of something other than the needle and even better vibrating the tissue around the needle with the free hand. The patient starts to think of the vibrating tissue and before you know it the needle is in an out. Good luck ...Read more
I feel like I have needles on my skin but there are no physical signs of it- should I be concerned?
Worth getting seen: Peripheral neuropathy (abnormal response of peripheral nerves causing abnormal sensations or numbness) can cause pins/needles feeling on the skin and has a large number of causes/contributors, some of which are serious (eg diabetes, ms, alcohol abuse, others). If there is no obvious cause (sitting too long in one position etc), or it persists, it is well worth being evaluated in clinic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer