A subcutaneous injection is given into fatty tissue just below the skin. Though usually given on the outer upper arm, other sites include
- upper buttock
- front outside thigh
- Just above or below the waist, except a 2-inch circle around the navel.
Certain areas of the body may be smaller in malnourished children. Ask your doctor for guidance if this is the case with your child. Regularly changing injection site prevents formation of lumps or dents called iipodystrophies.