Terrified of needles? Help is on the horizon

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  1. wdlove macrumors P6

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  2. emw macrumors G4

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    Dammit Jim, I'm a Mac guy, not a doctor, but when I read something like

    I get a little uneasy. Fluid flowing in and out of my arm for 24 hours? :eek:

    If they can get this to work, though, put me on the list of those waiting to use it.

    Beam me up, Scotty.
     
  3. seamuskrat macrumors 6502a

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    I have got to think that a simple 'shot' or injection that lasts for 5 seconds is far better than sound weaves for 15 and leaving a pathway for medication, bacteria, and whatever to enter my body.

    Plus, it won;t enable blood draws which are worse than vaccines anyhow.
     
  4. Kingsnapped macrumors 6502a

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    Wonder if it works for delivering general anesthetic to the big toe. That would be very nice.

    People who have had it done know what I'm talking about.
     
  5. rendezvouscp macrumors 68000

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    I wonder if this thing hurts or burns at all? Although it is sound waves, but it's opening your skin! Hm.
    –Chase
     
  6. wdlove thread starter macrumors P6

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    That is the type of application that this new device is intended to be used.

    There wouldn't be any pain. The area would be covered, so that only the intended medication would enter the body. Then in 24 hours the occlusive dressing could be removed.
     
  7. Kingsnapped macrumors 6502a

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    /me calls podiatrist, cancels upcoming appointment.

    Wonder how long until these saturate the market.
     
  8. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I'm afraid of needles. My case is quite bad, I think. I have to close my eyes when I see a needle in a movie. Watching Requirem For A Dream for the first time last week was a nightmare. :eek:

    So if they give me a blood test, are they just going to open up a few microscopic holes and wait for it to squirt out? :p
     
  9. wdlove thread starter macrumors P6

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    It just works on the skin and not vessels. So no blood will be squirting out. When this treatment is approved that will be able to apply lidocaine as an anthesia to your skin prior to drawing blood. So it will be painless.
     
  10. Krizoitz macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know if this was intentional or not.
    If it was...SHAME ON YOU FOR MAKING SUCH A BAD BAD BAD PUN!!! ;)

    If it wasn't...SHAME ON YOU FOR MAKING SUCH A BAD BAD BAD PUN!!! ;)
     
  11. JesseJames macrumors 6502a

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    This has been around for a while. The military uses it to innoculate new recruits. I did it when I joined the Army.
    Leaves a big welt afterwards, but it's an efficient means of innoculating large masses of people.
    Wonder why it's taken so long for civilian adaptation.
     
  12. Kingsnapped macrumors 6502a

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    How does it feel?
     
  13. JesseJames macrumors 6502a

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    Feels like someone shot you with an unloaded BB gun. Just air pressure.
     
  14. wdlove thread starter macrumors P6

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    The military is just using an air powered machine to inject the vaccine. You are correct it is quicker. The machine is able to rapidly change needles. The welt is just the result of the air power.
     
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    vaccines suck anyway. if it's gonna hurt its cause of the medicine. that hepatitis c vaccine is a mother f*****! i just had to get it like a week ago and my arm's still sore
     
  17. phreakout13 macrumors 6502

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    I hate needles! The last time I had to get novicane at the dentist's, they perscribed me vallium to take before the appointment. :p It helped a lot, but when I got there I still told them to give me gas, and they laughed.
     
  18. friarbayliff macrumors regular

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    Some shots are better than others. Hepatitis (any flavor) sucks a lot because they have to hit the muscle. Others, like menangitis, are so quick that I didn't notice the shot at all. This new technology, however, is really cool.
     

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