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What are the best smallest syringes to use for subcutaneous injections?

What are the best smallest syringes to use for subcutaneous injections?

See below: Depends on what you are injecting, needles are most important for sq injections, 25 or 27 gauge are the best and then you have Insulin syringes, 1, 3 or 5 cc syringes, and the prepackaged syringes for blood-thinners such as Lovenox (enoxaparin) or arixtra, to name a few. ...Read more

Subcutaneous (Definition)

Under the skin, as opposed to within ...Read more


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Can I use 3cc syringe for subcutaneous injection?

Can I use 3cc syringe for subcutaneous injection?

Yes: The syringe size is not the issue, it's the volume of fluid and the needle. The syrine may not be calibrated to small volumes. Better to use 1ml syrine with small calibrations. ...Read more

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Does subcutaneous and intramuscular injections use the same B12 solution or vial? or is it different solution for different types of shots?

Does subcutaneous and intramuscular injections use the same B12 solution or vial? or is it different solution for different types of shots?

Same: The injectable B12 is the same formulation for subcutaneous use as for intramuscular use. Both delivery routes are equally life-saving in the treatment of true pernicious anemia, and equally worthless (but safe) for everything else. ...Read more

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Bad subcutaneous injection of meth I leg big wierd hole thing in it now?

Bad subcutaneous injection of meth I  leg big wierd hole thing in it now?

Get seen now: You're probably going to need a skin graft. People lose their legs from this stuff. Now please forgive my frankness. If you have any respect for your body or care at all about those who love you, get whatever help you need to stop doing meth. ...Read more

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Where can I find a good tutorial on how to do abdominal subcutaneous self-injection? Any good public video links? Thank you!

Where can I find a good tutorial on how to do abdominal subcutaneous self-injection?  Any good public video links?  Thank you!

Lots of options: Check out following: http://www.Drugs.Com/cg/how-to-give-a-subcutaneous-injection.Html, http://www.Cc.Nih.Gov/ccc/patient_education/pepubs/subq.Pdf & http://www.Wikihow.Com/give-a-subcutaneous-injection. Many videos are available eg http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=hhl8qc8wf3m. Better yet, ask your doctor's nurse to show/watch you the first few times you need injection. ...Read more

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What is the best method for losing subcutaneous fat?

What is the best method for losing subcutaneous fat?

Yes by: Healthy diet regular daily exercises , couple of hrs not 10 mnts , cut the calories or by liposuction at unwanted area .. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: subcutaneous?

What is the definition or description of: subcutaneous?

Subcutaneous.: Under the skin, as opposed to within or atop the skin. ...Read more

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What is subcutaneous emphysema?

What is subcutaneous emphysema?

Air under the skin: Subcutaneous emphysema is a medical term used to indicate a condition where pockets of air have collected underneath the skin. This most often happens after chest surgery and frequently indicates that there has been an air leak from the lung or airways. It will dissipate or go away when the air leak has healed or is better controlled. This condition is temporary and not lifethreatening. ...Read more

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Can subcutaneous hematomas cause little to no pain?

Can subcutaneous hematomas cause little to no pain?

Of course, but: It depends on the location and size of the hematoma. Hematoma refers to an actual collection of blood rather than a bruise, which is more like a soaked sponge, with tissues being the sponge. Both will eventually reabsorb on their own, but hematomas may do better and resolve faster if aspirated with a needle by an expert in surgical anatomy. ...Read more

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What will they do to find out why have subcutaneous edema?

What will they do to find out why have subcutaneous edema?

Examine : The area involved, there is nothing more definitive that. Seeing and touching the area. No labs needed for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Subcutaneous worms in scalp, what should I do?

Subcutaneous worms in scalp, what should I do?

See your doctor: See your doctor! these can be removed in an outpatient setting after it has been confirmed that worms is what you have. Whatever you do, don't try to remove them or kill them at home! ...Read more

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What is this round subcutaneous bump under my skin?

What is this round subcutaneous bump under my skin?

Lipoma: You may have a lipoma or a cyst. You should have a dermatologist or pcp evaluate you and remove if painful or bothersome. ...Read more

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How risky or unrisky is it to give sandostatin (octreotide) lar after only 1 subcutaneous 'test dose'?

Sandostatin (octreotide): It is best to work the dose up slowly to avoid some rather unpleasant symptoms/side effects. ...Read more

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I have had a subcutaneous bump on the top of my head for 5+ years. This has never caused discomfort, but it grew in size. It was disregarded by my dr ?

I have had a subcutaneous bump on the top of my head for 5+ years. This has never caused discomfort, but it grew in size. It was disregarded by my dr ?

Scalp bump: Scalp bumps may be lipomas (benign fatty tumors) and cysts ("sacks" under the skin containing trapped oil or keratin). These are not worrisome and doctors may just check them periodically. However, when bumps grow, doctors often recommend a biopsy to make sure that there is no cancer or other worrisome cause. ...Read more

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How does someone get subcutaneous emphysema?

How does someone get subcutaneous emphysema?

Air under skin: Air under the skin can be from lung or GI (eg after a trauma or surgery). ...Read more

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I have subcutaneous pimples . What can I doe about it?

I have subcutaneous pimples . What can I doe about it?

Cystic Acne: Treatment with oral antibiotics like Doryx or solodyn (minocycline) should be helpful. The most effective treatment is Accutane for 5-6 months. See your local dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hello doctor,i have a question that's Subcutaneous fat could be burn ?

Hello doctor,i have a question that's Subcutaneous fat  could be burn ?

Overall nutrition: Subcutaneous fat is our body's way of saving for future periods of starvation. Our body has developed ways of survival over thousands of years of development as humans to store energy for future use rather than rely on us eating as we go. Body fat can be burned off by gradual changes in our eating habits and exercise patterns to help stay lean, exercise for cardiovascular, and avoid overeating. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the treatment for a subcutaneous abscess on the abdomen?

Need advice on what is the the treatment for a subcutaneous abscess on the abdomen?

I & D: The standard of care would be to make a small incision and allow it to drain. If for some reason it can't be incised than ir doctors can drain using ultrasound or ct. ...Read more

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Why MMR vaccine is given in subcutaneous site?

Why MMR vaccine is given in subcutaneous site?

MMR is given SQ: Mmr should be given sq as that route gives the best antibody response and any deviation from that recommendation can result in inadequate protection. However, response to MMR vaccine probably will not be affected if administered by the im rather than sq route, and, therefore, repeating the dose is not necessary. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the treatment for subcutaneous emphysema?

Please help! what is the treatment for subcutaneous emphysema?

None: Subcutaneous emphysema is the seeping or air into the looser tissues such as the skin and the mediatinum. Treat the source and let nature take its course, it will resorb once the source is treated. ...Read more

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How is a subcutaneous mastectomy different from a normal mastectomy?

How is a subcutaneous mastectomy different from a normal mastectomy?

No skin removal: A subcutaneous mastectomy removes as much breast tissue as possible without removing any skin of the breast. This may sometimes be performed on women who are at high-risk for breast cancer to lower their risk; it is not an acceptable surgical treatment of breast cancer. ...Read more

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Does testosterone reduce subcutaneous fat in certain areas of the body?

Does testosterone reduce subcutaneous fat in certain areas of the body?

No.: Weight comes off wherever it is at. Focal fat reduction, short of surgery is impossible! ...Read more

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Hello Doc, is there any medictaion to get ride of subcutaneous fat, to avoid surgery???

Hello Doc, is there any medictaion to get ride of subcutaneous fat, to avoid surgery???

Sort of: there are medications that can assist with weight loss but they have issues of their own and getting them prescribed might require a BMI in the obese range. find a physician that specializes in weight loss. exercise and eat better. ...Read more

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Ctscan found "2.8x1.2x2.2 mildly enhancing right anterior neck subcutaneous mass". should I be worried?

Ctscan found "2.8x1.2x2.2 mildly enhancing right anterior neck subcutaneous mass".  should I be worried?

It depends on its: location and whether it is enlarging or not, assuming it is 2.8 cm mass. Ask your doctor for specific recommendation whether or not he advises removal of it. ...Read more