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<p>A friend just asked me this question, and I know there are a few threads in the archives on this but they are pretty old. I thought i would post this question here and maybe we can collect ideas.</p>
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<p>Do you do anything special to prepare for vaccination? what about during vaccination to deal with pain?</p>
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<p>this can be anything from foods to supplements to pain relief to whatever!</p>
 

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<p>Back when I used to vax, ds1 was still nursing, so I always latched him on before they injected.</p>
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<p>My kiddos are weaned now and I don't vax anymore, but whenever they need a stick for a blood draw, I make sure to use EMLA, applied 1 hr before the stick and covered with an occlusive bandage (Tegaderm).</p>
 

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<p>Here is a recent study on how tylenol before vaccination can be a hindrance to developing good immunity:</p>
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<p><a href="http://children.webmd.com/vaccines/news/20091015/tylenol-may-weaken-infant-vaccines" target="_blank">http://children.webmd.com/vaccines/news/20091015/tylenol-may-weaken-infant-vaccines</a></p>
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<p>here is a study on how the order in which you do vaccines can affect pain:</p>
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<p><a href="http://children.webmd.com/vaccines/news/20090504/easy-way-to-ease-infant-immunization-pain" target="_blank">http://children.webmd.com/vaccines/news/20090504/easy-way-to-ease-infant-immunization-pain</a></p>
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<p>They conclude that if you are doing PCV and DTaP/combination in the same visit, you should do DTaP/combination first. They say, in general, the least painful injection should go first.</p>
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<p>Here is a study on breastfeeding helping with the pain of immunizations:</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/720176" target="_blank">http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/720176</a></p>
 
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