Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
173 Doctors are Online

Pneumothorax vaccination subcutaneously in adipose tissue, swelling and pain. What went wrong?

Hi Doc,

I administered a pneumothorax vaccination subcutaneously in the adipose tissue of a patient's right arm. The area became swollen and painful. Was I wrong? Is subcutaneous tissue confine to just the abdomen, thigh, or arm? I know that these are the preferred sites for sub Q, but can it not be delivered anywhere else where there is adipose tissue enough to contain the drug?
Asked On : Wed, 11 Sep 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  39
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics
Nephrologist 's  Response

There is no vaccine called 'pneumothorax' vaccine. Could you please get back to me and let me know which vaccine was administered to you?

Thank you
Answered: Mon, 16 Sep 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor