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Question for Dr. Maine
momto3sh0ts posted:
Hi Dr. Maine. I posted on this board and got some great replies. I wanted you professional advice/opinion too, please. My 11 y/o son gets allergy shots each week and it is really painful for him. The needle insertion is ok but the injection of serums is burning and painful enough to bring him to tears. The advice I've gotten is 1-to ask nurse to go really slow with injection and/or 2-to use a numbing cream (EMLA) was prescribed by allergy nurse. Would one or both of these help significantly with the pain of injections for my son? If not, what do you suggest? thank you. It is painful to watch him and see the suffering, even if the shots are helping a little.

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