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This invention relates to relieving the apprehension and anxiety associated with the sight of a needle piercing the skin. This is especially the case with children receiving injections as well as during self-injection of medication. Due to this fear and hesitation, compliance with a medication therapy would also be adversely affected.
The present invention provides a means to obscure the intimidating sight of a needle piercing one?s skin/flesh and greatly reducing the apprehension to receiving an injection of a required medication. Level of compliance with a therapy would also increase with the use of this simple device.
Needle Shields for Self-Injection
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