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I had blood taken, the nurse used my hand, and now it is red and sore where she injected the needle. What remedies can I do to take the soreness away?

By Anonymous October 2, 2011 - 4:25pm
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Hi Anon,

Sorry about the needle pain! This is a normal expectancy when you have blood drawn, unfortunately. Most people just leave it alone and within a few days the pain or discomfort will be gone. However, if the pain is that bad then you can get an ice pack (or a frozen bag of peas) and apply it to the injection site for 10-15 minutes, then off for 15 minutes. Do this in cycles of 3 then wait at least an hour to do it again. You can also take Tylenol or Motrin for the pain.

Good Luck,


October 3, 2011 - 6:50am
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