As with most things in life, there’s usually always a flip side to good news. However, with IV therapy, we believe the pros far outweigh the cons, which can all be nearly addressed with the right healthcare professionals.

1. A very, small risk of infection.

Like with any shot or injectable, you always face the possibility of an infection. Any time you puncture the skin, whether it’s a papercut or cardiothoracic surgery, you’re opening up the body to outside pathogens. IV hydration is no exception.

At NeuMed, we only employ registered nurses and certified healthcare professionals who have been comprehensively trained to administer your IV drip, 'The NeuMed Way'. Rest assured that we have the highest safety measures in place to ensure there is almost no risk of infection.

2. Bruising, redness, or itching around the injection site can occur.

Sometimes your veins can be slippery, so it's possible that it can take a few tries. But even if we get it on the first try, slight bruising, redness, or inflammation around the injection site can still occur.

This is actually normal and a good sign that your immune system is working. Redness and inflammation are signs that your body recognizes that something might be wrong, like an IV tube is in your vein, and starts working to address it.

Luckily, any discomfort usually only lasts a few minutes and in very few cases, a couple of days.

3. Yes, it can hurt a little but just for a second.

If you’re afraid of shots, we totally get it. Some of us are too! But with an IV drip, the needle is actually only inside you just a few seconds. Our nurses use a needle to puncture the skin and then insert the IV catheter.

This is a very small plastic tube that will deliver your vitamin drip. Once the catheter is in, we remove the needle, and you don’t have to worry about a thing.

If you’re still worried about the initial poke, don't worry, we’ve got you covered.

We use a Lidocaine spray to numb the area beforehand so you just feel a slight nudge instead of a sting.