Enoxaparin - how do I avoid the bruising after an injection?? besides my tummy , where else can i take the shot. my doctor and pharmasist told me nother on how or where to take them. some hlp and insite would be nice
Be sure to hold the fold of skin on your abdomen until you are finished giving the injection. This ensures that the medicine enters only the fatty tissue and not the muscle (which is painful and bruises). Try injecting slowly. Don't inject into a scar, bruise, or existing hematoma. Don't rub the site after the injection as this can cause bruising. She can use ice after she has injected herself to reduce or stop the formation of the hematomas. Her other option is to inject herself in her thighs. You can also help her by injecting her on her back side where she cannot reach but keep the injections in the abdomen area. Think of a belt that is two inches wide going around her waist and covering her belly button. This is the injection area. Hope this helps as I understand the pain. Make sure you alternate injection sites each day.
Kindly ask the person drawing blood to use the finest needle. I bruise easily but when they use the smallest needle I do not. :)
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