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Needle phobia

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mousedogbird Tue 28-Jun-11 23:21:22

Anyone any advice?
My 13 yr old grandaughter refused to let the dentist give her an injection and now she will not have blood tests done.
She's obviously scared, but what can we do?

memphis83 Tue 28-Jun-11 23:37:13

I used to have the same fear, had fillings without injections until they hit a nerve and had to inject and then couldnt believe how much better it was with an injection, You can request an Emla cream on prescription before to put on area to numb it before test then you can also request a betterfly needle to take the blood, its a very fine needle and painless, I now am over my fear, good luck to your grandaughter

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