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Re: [IP] DAUGHTER TO TRY PUMP Help



> Dennis Cardone wrote:
> > 
> > Does it Hurt when the needle goes in more or less then her regular
> > injection?
> 
> It can hurt about the same as a shot if it's near a nerve. This can
> be avoided by touching the needle to the skin and pushing just the
> tip in slightly. If it hurts move it elsewhere.

It helps a lot to put some ice (in a baggie) on the insertion site 
for a couple of minutes before doing the insertion to numb the skin. 
There is also a topical anesthetic available called 'Emla Cream' 
(sp), but it must be applied a half hour or more before the insertion 
and is only moderately more effective than the ice.

Michael
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