Originally Posted by Robbi
SWIM has same prob, its been 2days since SWIM
tried H for first time. The site is sore, swollen, n red. How long will this last? How do I stop the pain and speed up healing procesd??
Icing it usually works, or you could try an anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen. If it doesn't start going down in another couple days you might have some problems, but did swiYou miss or what?
Sometimes I feel like it's also possible to move out of the vein and miss a little, or even overload the vein, which can account for a lot of swelling incidents where one still registers. The next time that happens try using a hot compress, put some really hot water on a washcloth and hold it against the skin for 10-15 minutes, it will enlarge the blood vessels near the injection site and help to reduce some of the damage & swelling in the long term.
It's such a deceptively simple solution, but it really works! It has to be done right after the fact though.