I use 25g 1” Easy Touch needles. These work pretty good and I usually don’t have an issue except for the occasional flub when I am a little nervous or something like that. My question is, is it common to get a few of them out of each bulk box that are flawed from the manufacturer? It seems that every now and then, the needle just seems “dull”.
What I mean is, usually the injection goes in fairly easily. Punctures quick and glides in. Every now and then, my skin will bow in and it takes seemingly more force to get the puncture, and I notice that there is a slight burn in the channel as it finally goes in. I’m thinking that this is maybe a burr or just some of the needles are just not as sharp as the others? Is this normal, or should I switch to a different brand that has better manufacturing tolerances?
As a side note, I do expel a nice drop of test from the tip before I inject to “lubricate” the needle. Also, even if I didn’t do this, easy touch touts that their needles are film coated so you should need to do this. I do it anyway, but I just wanted to get some of you guys thoughts?
Thanks in advance.