Good news for people who do not like shots

by Elisabeth on Aug. 24th, 2006

Researchers suggest children who watch TV while receiving a shot suffer less pain from a hypodermic needle than children not watching TV.

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bryan kennedy's picture

Man, then they need to get some TVs into the blood banks. I donated blood the other day and always get that sharp remminder how painful it can be.

I just wonder if this pertains to only children or if adults can be so distracted as well.

posted on Fri, 08/25/2006 - 8:49am
Elisabeth's picture
Elisabeth says:

From what I have been able to find, it looks like researchers have mainly focused on children. However, I bet some adults would benefit from this distraction too! If and when I need to get a shot, I usually bring my ipod.

posted on Sat, 08/26/2006 - 8:29am
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

i hate shots, let me just get that out of the way! once i remember i got four shot at the same time, two for each arm. men did i feel the pain.... lol.

i can bring a million dollors with me and still feel the pain.

posted on Sat, 05/16/2009 - 8:41pm

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