ShotBlocker and the Buzzy Bee for Shots Reviews – Do These Devices Stop Injection Pain?

We’ve tried out both the ShotBlocker and the Buzzy Bee for shots. Both work surprisingly well at reducing the pain of an injection according to our 5-year-old. Most importantly, our 5-year-old asks us to use these when getting shots for … Continue reading

How to Reduce the Pain of a Kineret (Anakinra) Injection

Kineret® (anakinra), is FDA-approved to treat the NOMID (Neonatal-Onset Multisystem Inflammatory Disease) form of CAPS (Cryopyrin-Associated Periodic Syndromes), and approved to treat all forms of CAPS in the European Union. Kineret is also approved for treating rheumatoid arthritis. However, it … Continue reading

Distraction Techniques to Reduce Pain and Anxiety for Your Child When Giving an Injection

Unfortunately for many patients with periodic fever syndromes, the recommended medication is one that must be injected. There are a number of injectable biologic medications that are used–some with FDA approval specific to one of the autoinflammatory diseases, but more … Continue reading