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How does a 12 year old get shots if she is scared to death of needles?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
10 doctors agree

In brief: Planning

Children can learn to overcome fear of needles.
Teaching relaxing techniques and practicing at home with pretend needles can help the child master the relaxation needed. Ask you doctor for a prescription for topical numbing cream- it has to be applied 1 hour ahead of time. Patient staff who do not rush also help. Your child-life specialist at your local children's hospital can give ideas too.

In brief: Planning

Children can learn to overcome fear of needles.
Teaching relaxing techniques and practicing at home with pretend needles can help the child master the relaxation needed. Ask you doctor for a prescription for topical numbing cream- it has to be applied 1 hour ahead of time. Patient staff who do not rush also help. Your child-life specialist at your local children's hospital can give ideas too.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Listen to music

And focus on tunes instead of shots.
Put Lidocaine on her arm before the shots so it won't hurt as much. It's hard, i know. Good luck!

In brief: Listen to music

And focus on tunes instead of shots.
Put Lidocaine on her arm before the shots so it won't hurt as much. It's hard, i know. Good luck!
Dr. Francine Yep
Dr. Francine Yep
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