Post IM Injection Site Infection: A Concise Overviewq
A swelling, irritation or other reaction of skin on the site where intramuscular injection needle was inserted.
The symptoms vary depending on whether the injection was given under the skin (subcutaneous) , into a vein (intravenous), or into a muscle (intramuscular). 
- Treatable by medical professionals
- Lab tests and imaging often required
- Mid-term: resolves in a month
The cause of infection is most often the skinâ€™s reaction to the needle or medicine or an allergy towards the medicine. Normally they cause only minor discomfort, but intramuscular injection infections can lead to abscesses, skin necrosis, or intra-articular infections. Sepsis and multi-organ failure are rare complications.
The symptoms are ordinarily mild, often can be severe too.
People may experience:
Pain: At the injection site
Rash: With redness
Itching: With sensation of warmth
Drainage: At the injection site
Self-care: Apply cold packs to reduce swelling, itching and pain.
Medications: Over-the-counter pain relievers help and other medication as prescribed by the doctor.
Specialists: Prompt surgical intervention is required where complications cause symptoms like high fever, extreme pain, hardness under skin or all-body reaction. At mfine, we strive to provide quality healthcare services, reach us by a touch of your fingertips for any kind of medical emergency.