I recently got bit by a dog. So, I am being given an injection everyday. It is causing a great pain . Are there any hacks to reduce this pain???

  • If they can identify and test the dog to be certain it's not rabid, you may not need to finish the series of injections.
    – Zeiss Ikon
    Dec 12, 2016 at 16:53
  • The dog is out of reach. It happened very far away from my house. Dec 12, 2016 at 17:03
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    Then your choices are to endure the pain of the injection series, or refuse treatment and risk an agonizing death from rabies. I'd take the shots.
    – Zeiss Ikon
    Dec 12, 2016 at 17:29
  • Ask if they can apply lidocane gel to the site first.
    – L.B.
    Dec 12, 2016 at 18:47

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Go see a competent hypnotherapist. S/he can quickly train you (using a technique called "anchoring") to make the location of the injection numb so that you will feel no pain when getting the shot.


Chill the area to be injected with ice or an ice pack for a few minutes before the injection. A bag of frozen vegetables works well for this. Cold will dull the nerves and lessen the amount of pain felt.

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