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From Coral Springs, Florida, USA:

Who likes taking needles? My 12 year old does not. Can you please give us your opinion on the product called MediJector? Does it do everything it says, i.e.: less pain than needles, easy to use, etc.?


Jet injectors, such as the MediJector, can be painless when used exactly as directed, but they are not always so. If you use it incorrectly, you can get a nasty bruise and a very painful injection site. They are not very easy to use, require meticulous cleaning, and are expensive. The also make a very loud banging noise as the spring, which drives the unit, is released.

While taking injections is not the easiest thing in the world, the new short-needle syringes, such as the ReliOn 30 unit (which has half-unit markings) and the B-D UltraFine II, have extremely small needles, both in length and diameter. When used properly, most people can barely feel the injection.

To help with needle-phobia, many health professionals recommend the Inject-EaseŽ, a simple device that hides the needle from view. See also Jet Injectors .


Original posting 25 Jul 2000
Posted to Blood Tests and Insulin Injections


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