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How can you treat pain at an intramuscular injection site?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Ice 15 minutes /day

Keep site clean and dry, and apply ice as above, pain med with anti-inflammatory activity (ibuprofen, naproxen) should take care of it.
The complications of an im injections are worrisome, so may need checking with the doc. Is an abscess forming; is a cellulitis (infection in surrounding skin tissue)'starting. As with any other problem, c doc if persisted, become red and hot and painful.

In brief: Ice 15 minutes /day

Keep site clean and dry, and apply ice as above, pain med with anti-inflammatory activity (ibuprofen, naproxen) should take care of it.
The complications of an im injections are worrisome, so may need checking with the doc. Is an abscess forming; is a cellulitis (infection in surrounding skin tissue)'starting. As with any other problem, c doc if persisted, become red and hot and painful.
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