What are the precautions to be taken after receiving an injection?

One of the most effective precautions to be taken after receiving an injection consists of applying ice on the affected area.

Application of ice at the injection site should be done to relieve any discomfort that may occur after receiving an injection. Ice packs can be applied once in every 2-3 hours while awake, during the first 24 hours following the injection. At smaller joints such as wrist joint, ice should be applied for duration of 5 minutes at a time. At the back or shoulder joints, application of ice should be done for 15-20 minutes at a time. Ice packs should not be placed on to the neck, cracked skin, fingers, and toes. You can resume routine activities on the day of injection unless you are instructed not to. Strenuous activity should be avoided for the initial 24 hours.

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