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Doctors, do your patients have injection pain fears? Try getting them to cough
 

Doctors, do your patients have injection pain fears? Try getting them to cough

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It comes as no surprise that many people fear the needle. Even if never pierced by a needle in the past, the mere fact that the pointy end will come in contact with skin sends signals that pain is impending. Here, an experienced doctor discusses an unusual method to allay injection pain fears.
 
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25 Nov 2016 - General
 
Madhubabu kaaja The cough technique is still a viable, non-invasive option since it is based on the gate control theory. Icing also use the gate control theory to mask pain. This theory by Melzack and Wall have stood the test of time and I still wonder why it is a theory at this point. The gate control theory hinges on the principle that large (mechanoreceptors) and small (pain fibers) converge at the substantia g...
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Many patients are afraid of injection pain especially children. The technique of coughing for overcoming pain is a good technique to follow and I am first time seeing. As Marinelle Castro told icing at injection site can help to relieve some extent especially in the case of vaccine administration but cough is impractical for infants and neonates. Some skilled HCPs performs injection with out pain, but we cant con...
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This is quite common among many patients. Based on my clinical practice, adding a small dose of sodium bicarbonate to the mixture inside the syringe before administering it significantly reduces pain as reported to my by my patients. I learned this in one of the symposiums I attended last summer and a lot of doctors have been using this in their own clinics as well. It is relatively safe to use and it is very beneficial especially for individuals who have very low tolerance for pain. I'm jus...
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I actually have seen a film or documentary about this technique. They filmed this with 2 adult people who will have their vaccine. The first patient who will undergo the injection is the person who can tolerate injections and he will be given a vaccine using this technique. The response of the patient in the procedure is positive where he even commend the next person that it is a painless procedure. And when it is the 2nd persons turn, he did exactly what the first person done. And to his surpri...
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Definitely a lot of patients get scared whenever they need to have shots. This is not only seen among the pediatric age group, but in adults as well. I have never tied this technique and based on the explanation behind the mechanism, it is plausible. Although I must say, that voluntary cough is different from cough reflex and from a theoretical point of view, involuntary cough should be more pain suppressive by way of the gate control theory. Using the same theory, in practice we routinely apply...
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This is not only applicable to doctors but most especially to nurses who gives those painful shots. Not only for children but also some of the adults has this complain of pain whenever injections are being given. I wonder if this is also applicable while inserting an intravenous fluid to patients. But i'll try to apply this whenever I give intramascular shots to my patients. If I am not mistaken, there was a similar article posted here in the community months ago. I hope this also applies to...
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