How to Give a Self-injection with Crohn’s Disease and IBD

How to Give a Self-injection with Crohn’s Disease and IBD
There are many medications for Crohn's disease and IBD. There are pills, IV infusions, self-injections, and shots and mechanisms for disease management. IV infusions are usually done in a hospital, while injections can be administered at a medical facility or at home. Whether given by yourself or with a nurse or family member, there are a few things to know about a subcutaneous injection. If you are beginning self-injections, you and your care team will receive training. Pay attention to what the nurses are saying and doing when you are being trained.

Preparing for an injection

I break the process into three parts: premedication, room temperature, and icing. Because I suffer side effects such as sinus pressure, nausea, and fatigue, I take premedications beforehand. I usually take Benadryl or a decongestant, anti-nausea medication, and Tylenol or migraine medication. I stay clear of NSAIDs as they can irritate ulcers and IBD symptoms. I discuss all preparations with my care team. colum<div class=
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