Cough trick works to reduce vaccination pain for children

01/14/2010 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

The so-called cough trick helps reduce the pain of vaccinations for children, according to a study in Pediatrics. Researchers said when children cough just as the needle is poked into their arm they feel less pain, and they added that this method is less hassle and cheaper than using TV, virtual reality goggles, bubble blowing or medicine to anesthetize the skin.

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