A topical tip for less painful injections

THIS is not an original idea, but it is worth reminding young players of an oldie but a goodie.

It was originally submitted by Dr Dong Xu from Korumburra, Vic, who uses topical anaesthesia before injecting into a laceration.

Simply drip the first few drops of lignocaine onto the wound and wait a couple of minutes.

This is particularly useful in children, as it significantly reduces the pain of the injection!

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