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Does injecting air accidentally require medical attention?

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Dr. Praveen Tayal

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Practicing since :1994

Answered : 11425 Questions

Posted on Fri, 21 Dec 2018 in Accident and Emergency
Question: my husband injected air instead of insulin. 30cc
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 44 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Nothing will happen.

Detailed Answer:


An insulin syringe is a small syringe and is of one ml capacity. Even if it is injected filled with air, such a small quantity of air injected subcutaneously will not harm him in any way.

It can cause a mild pain that will subside on its own. No need to worry.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr Praveen Tayal, Orthopaedic Surgeon
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