How to ease vaccine pain

Posted on January 15th, 2010 by Kelley Luckstein

Cough! The next time you bring your needle-phobic youngster in for a  vaccine, try the “cough trick.” Researchers have found that some children who cough precisely when the needle is jabbed into the arm feel less pain than when they don’t cough, according to research published in the February issue of the journal Pediatrics…

 

But most of the other methods require extra cost, time and effort, said lead researcher Dustin Wallace, a pediatric psychology fellow at the Mayo Clinic.

 

Chicago Tribune, by Julie Deardorff, 1/13/10

Tags: Psychology and Psychiatry, vaccine pain

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