Make Doctor Visits Painless For You Or Your Child
Used in over 37 million procedures in 27 countries, Buzzy uses cold and mechanical stimulation to inhibit pain, making injections worry-free and pleasant as can be.
Our most popular Buzzy® XL Healthcare unit is ideal for high-frequency use in a healthcare setting.
Patient or practitioner can hold device 1 min, then slide proximal for injection
Easy to disinfect both unit and ice wings with alcohol or chlorhexidine wipes
Durable enough for thousands of uses
Easy to attach ice wings for more secure movement from site to site
Patented M-Stim™ mechanical stimulation and ice technology blocks pain on contact, proven effective in over 50 independent clinical trials!
- 1 Buzzy® XL Healthcare (choice of Black, LadyBuzz® or Bee-Striped)
- 4 Healthcare Grade Wings
- 2 Latex-Free Silicone Comfort Straps (Tournistretch®)
- 2 AAA Batteries (preinstalled in unit)
- 1 Instruction Manual
How Buzzy Works
The science and technology behind Buzzy the Bee!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between the mini and the XL?
Despite the names, the size difference of the "mini" and the "XL" is relatively small; both vibration devices fit in the palm of the hand. The "XL" is our original Buzzy model that offers hands-free operation. We developed the "mini" (approximately one-third smaller by volume) to be held or pressed in place for quick procedures like vaccinations. The "mini" features an energy-saving automatic 3-minute shut-off. Compare features of all Buzzy models here: In the comparison chart, you can see the shorthand is that we recommend the "mini" for injections/short procedures and the "XL" for phlebotomy/longer procedures. In all cases, we recommend the healthcare/multi-patient versions for use in a clinical setting.
Where is the evidence that it really works?
Buzzy combines high-frequency vibration (Gate Control) and cold (Descending Noxious Inhibitory Control/DNIC) to control sharp pain. DNIC develops around age 4, and younger children may not tolerate the ice-cold sensation of Buzzy. For these children, the vibration of Buzzy will still provide some pain relief and the competing sensation of holding the ice-cold wing in the hand offers additional distraction - physical and cognitive - from the procedure. The patented technology works even better for adults than children. Over 50 clinical trials demonstrate that Buzzy is effective at relieving pain. It is the only solution that reduces both pain fear. Buzzy is the most proven intervention for injections. See the research summary by clicking here.
Does it work at the physical or physiological level?
Yes! Buzzy blocks pain signals to the brain. Buzzy uses motion and ice to harness two physiologic pain pathways: one mechanical frequency blocks pain, one competes with pain for the brain’s attention.
How many times can I or my child use Buzzy?
Hundreds of times! Families are welcome to share a Buzzy. However, if any family member is immunocompromised, we recommend Batteries are pre-installed and should last approximately 20 hours. Batteries (2 x AAA) can be replaced by opening the back of your vibration unit with a Phillips head screwdriver. Find video instructions for how to change batteries on "mini" and "XL" on our YouTube channel, click here.
Do I need to order healthcare Buzzy?
Our Buzzy® portfolio includes Buzzy Healthcare for use in multi-patient settings and Buzzy Personal for single-patient use. Use of Buzzy Personal devices in a multi-patient setting voids any applicable warranty.
When should I NOT use Buzzy?
Do not use in the presence of unexplained calf pain; consult a physician. Do not use over swollen or inflamed areas or skin eruptions. Do not place directly on a thermal burn. Risk of injury with dry-ice or deep-freeze. Do not use ice pack with underlying sensitivities to ice or cold (e.g. Sickle Cell Disease, Reynaud’s Disease, CRPS, diabetic neuropathy).
The Buzzy® XL Healthcare unit is the best choice for vaccinations, phlebotomy, and longer procedures or multiple needle sticks.
- Proven to reduce needle pain and fear.
- 10x faster than topical anesthetics
- Recent study finds 11 euro per patient savings per point of pain relief over topical anesthetic.
- Size: 3¼” x 2⅛” x 1⅛” (8.4cm x 5.3cm x 2.9cm)
- 2 settings - Continuous Vibration
- Manual Power Switch (does not auto shut-off)
- Designed for multi-patient use / disinfection
- 12 month warranty
Click here to read more about Buzzy.
Item Number / SKU (STRIPED): BTH1
Item Number / SKU (BLACK): BTH2
Item Number / SKU (LADYBUZZ): BTH3
Used it while placing an iv on an upset 4 year old. He never felt the poke. The only time he didn’t cry was when the buzzy was on him!!!
Buzzy® XL Healthcare
I have used the Buzzy XL lady bug and Buzzy bee for about 2 weeks now since learning about them in a NPHTI webinar from Jody Thomas, PhD. They have worked great; especially, with anxious school age and teenagers. I have not noticed too much differences with infants due to the fact they are upset anyway when we lay them down. I tried to have the parents do the holding of the infant and I did noticed that the infants are not flinching much with the injection even though they were crying. The crying seemed to be shorter but I haven't timed their crying duration for any objective observation. The anxious needle phobic teenagers could definitely tell the difference and would like to use Buzzy again for the future. All of them used to cried hysterically before and after their shots. When Buzzy is used in combination with just breathing and simple hypnotic suggestions, the reports that I have been getting ranges from 8.5/10 improvement to 10/10 improvement (no pain) in their pain perception.
Years ago our office switched from ethyl chloride spray to the the Buzzy and haven't looked back since. Ethyl chloride is expensive, it's painful, placed in every room, and must be shipped with "hazardous material" fees attached. Ugh. But, with reusable ice packs, the Buzzy vibration, and the occasional battery change... not only is the Buzzy more effective, but much less expensive that ethyl chloride alone. It's a no-brainer!
How did we miss this kind review?! Thank you! Buzzy is proven to be as effective as topical solutions, at a fraction of the time and cost. You figured this out before 50+ studies proved it! We are grateful for your support.
Love the design improvements- rocker switch is easier to use, contoured surface is nice, and elastic band to hold the cold pack in place better.