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Painless Shots for Children

Since children receive on average more than two dozen shots by the age of six, it's understandable that some would develop a fear of needles.
A new device helps make immunization shots for kids much easier.

Since children receive on average more than two dozen shots by the age of six, it's understandable that some would develop a fear of needles. With that phobia in mind, a mom who's also a doctor, tried to find a way to minimize the pain at the pediatrician's office.

The emergency medicine specialist created 'Buzzy' to take the sting out of shots.

"And one night driving home from an emergency shift, my hands were vibrating because the steering wheel was unbalanced because the tires were unbalanced and my hands got numb. And i was like, I don't need water, I don't need motion, I just need a vibrator!" said Dr. Amy Baxter.

So how does the vibration work? The sensation of a frozen pack attached to "Buzzy" and the vibration from the plastic device itself helps to desensitize the nerves and thus the pain of a shot is dulled.

"Buzzy" launched in 2009 and so far Dr. Baxter has sold 30,000 units for just $40 dollars.

For more information on Buzzy, visit http://buzzy4shots.com/


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