What is subcutaneous injection?

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How to give a subcutaneous shot: Overview

A subcutaneous (say "sub-kyoo-TAY-nee-us") shot is an injection of medicine under the skin, but not in a muscle. Some medicines, such as insulin and some kinds of blood-thinners, are injected only under the skin. This type of shot is usually given in the belly or the thigh.

At first, you may be nervous about giving yourself a shot. But soon, giving the shot will become routine.

How to Give a Subcutaneous Injection

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