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Health: How to inject yourself in the buttock

 What you need to know about intramuscular.

Intramuscular: An intramuscular injection is a shot of medicine given into a muscle. It needs to be given into the muscle correctly.

 What should I know about the syringe.
There are 3 types of syringe.
The needle
The barrel and The plunger.

The needle goes into your muscle, the barrel holds the medicine and has marking on it like a a ruler, the marking are in mili litre (ml), the plunger is used to get medicine into and out of the syringe.

Where can I give an intramuscular injection.

Thigh: look at ur thigh and divide into 3 equal parts. The middle third is where the injection will go, the thigh is a good place to give yourself injection because it is easy to see. It is also good for children younger than 3 years.

Hip: have the person getting the injection lie on his or her side, to find the correct location, place the heel of your hand on the upper, outer part of the thigh where it meets the buttock.
You can easily give yourself injection at the hips, it is very easily to locate but not for infants or children younger than 3 years, make sure you locate the place very well.

Buttocks: expose one side of the buttocks with an alcohol wipe, draw a line from the top of the crack between buttock to the side of the body. Find the middle of that line and go up 3 inches, from that point draw another line and across the first line ending about half way down the buttock. That injection will go upper outer square slow the curved bone .
Do not used the site for infants or children younger than 3 years. This muscle are not developed enough.make sure you inject yourself correctly at the appropriate area because of the nerves.

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