How to make bloodwork painless?
June 20, 2006 1:24 PM Subscribe
Getting Blood Drawn- Getting a Shot- Do you find it painful? any tricks?
posted by Izzmeister to health & fitness (56 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
When you go to have blood drawn or when you get a shot of any sort, do you feel just a little "pinch" or major pain, white-and-going-to-faint style?
and are there any tricks you would suggest to make it less painful?
some obvious ones people use:
1) look away
2) drink water (if this helps is debateable- it makes the skin "wetter? -or it makes the blood thinner?)
3) eating or drinking something before, when possible?
4) putting ice on the area?
also, anything that would make it more painful? for example... drinking a coffee beforehand, would that somehow (and people not being aware) would make the blood drawing or prick more painful?
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