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Abscess drainage: Caring for your child at home after the procedureAAbscess drainage: Caring for your child at home after the procedureAbscess drainage: Caring for your child at home after the procedureEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyNANon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-03-27T04:00:00ZJoao Amaral, MD;Adam Rapoport, MD, FRCPC;Candice Sockett, RN(EC), MN:APN8.0000000000000061.0000000000000417.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Your child has had an abscess drained. The information provided in this brochure will help you to properly care for her at home after the procedure.</p><p>​Your child has had an <a href="/Article?contentid=37&language=English">abscess drained</a>. This brochure explains how to look after your child at home after the procedure, and when to call for help.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Leave the dressing on for 24 hours before removing it. If it gets wet or soiled before then, replace it with a clean Band-Aid.</li> <li>Give your child acetaminophen for pain.</li> <li>Your child can go to school and resume regular activity 48 hours after the drainage procedure.</li> <li>If your child develops bright red bleeding or pus at the site, vomits, is pale, tired or has severe pain, go to the nearest Emergency Department.</li> </ul><h2>When to see a doctor</h2> <p>Call your child's doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department right away if your child shows any of these symptoms: </p> <ul> <li><a href="/Article?contentid=30&language=English">fever</a> over 38°C (100.4°F)</li> <li>throwing up (<a href="/Article?contentid=746&language=English">vomiting</a>) that does not stop</li> <li>severe <a href="/pain">pain</a> at or near the drainage site</li> <li>bleeding or swelling around the drainage site</li> <li>significant discharge through the drainage site</li> <li>dizziness</li> <li>pale skin </li> <li>general weakness and feeling tired</li> </ul><h2>At SickKids</h2> <p>If you have any concerns in the first 48 hours, call the IGT clinic during working hours at (416) 813-6054 and ask to speak to an IGT nurse. After 48 hours, please call your referring doctor. If you have concerns and it is after working hours, see your family doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department, or call the Hospital for Sick Children switchboard at (416) 813-1500 and ask them to page your specialist or the interventional radiologist on call.</p>
Drainage d'abcès : prendre soin de votre enfant à la maison après l'interventionDDrainage d'abcès : prendre soin de votre enfant à la maison après l'interventionAbscess drainage: Caring for your child at home after the procedureFrenchOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyNANon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-03-27T04:00:00ZJoao Amaral, MD;Adam Rapoport, MD, FRCPC;Candice Sockett, RN(EC), MN:APN8.0000000000000061.0000000000000417.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Votre enfant s’est fait drainer un abcès. Les renseignements qui figurent dans le présent dépliant vous aideront à bien prendre soin de lui à la maison après l’intervention.</p><p>​Votre enfant a subi une intervention pour drainage d'abcès. Ce guide explique comment prendre soin de votre enfant à la maison après cette intervention et quand faire appel à un médecin.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Laissez le pansement en place pendant 24 heures. Si le pansement devient mouillé ou souillé, remplacez-le par un Band-Aid® propre.</li> <li>Donnez de l'acétaminophène (Tylenol®) pour la douleur à votre enfant.</li> <li>Votre enfant pourra retourner à l'école et reprendre ses activités normales 48 heures après le drainage.</li> <li>Rendez-vous au service d'urgence le plus près s'il y a un écoulement de pus ou de sang rouge vif provenant du site, si votre enfant vomit du sang ou encore s'il est pâle, fatigué ou a une douleur intense.</li> </ul><h2>Quand consulter un médecin</h2> <p>Téléphonez au médecin de votre enfant ou rendez vous sans tarder au service d'urgence le plus près si votre enfant présente un des symptômes suivants : </p> <ul> <li>une <a href="/Article?contentid=30&language=French">fièvre</a> de plus de 38°C (100,4 °F);</li> <li>des (<a href="/Article?contentid=746&language=French">vomissements</a>) qui ne cessent pas;</li> <li>une douleur intense au site de drainage ou autour du site;</li> <li>un saignement provenant du site de drainage ou une enflure à proximité;</li> <li>un écoulement important du site de drainage;</li> <li>des étourdissements;</li> <li>une pâleur de la peau;</li> <li>une sensation de faiblesse et de fatigue généralisée.</li> </ul><h2>À l'hôpital SickKids:</h2> <p>Si vous avez des préoccupations, appelez la clinique de thérapie guidée par l'image (TGI) au 416-813-6054 durant les heures ouvrables et demandez à parler à une infirmière de la TGI.</p> <p>Si vous avez besoin d’aide après 16 h, veuillez-vous rendre au service d'urgence le plus proche. Si vous avez besoin de parler à un médecin, composez le 416-813-7500 et demandez de parler au radiologiste interventionnel de garde.</p>

 

 

Abscess drainage: Caring for your child at home after the procedure1221.00000000000Abscess drainage: Caring for your child at home after the procedureAbscess drainage: Caring for your child at home after the procedureAEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyNANon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-03-27T04:00:00ZJoao Amaral, MD;Adam Rapoport, MD, FRCPC;Candice Sockett, RN(EC), MN:APN8.0000000000000061.0000000000000417.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Your child has had an abscess drained. The information provided in this brochure will help you to properly care for her at home after the procedure.</p><p>​Your child has had an <a href="/Article?contentid=37&language=English">abscess drained</a>. This brochure explains how to look after your child at home after the procedure, and when to call for help.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Leave the dressing on for 24 hours before removing it. If it gets wet or soiled before then, replace it with a clean Band-Aid.</li> <li>Give your child acetaminophen for pain.</li> <li>Your child can go to school and resume regular activity 48 hours after the drainage procedure.</li> <li>If your child develops bright red bleeding or pus at the site, vomits, is pale, tired or has severe pain, go to the nearest Emergency Department.</li> </ul><h2>Dressing care</h2> <p>Leave the dressing on for 24 hours before removing it. If the dressing gets wet or soiled before then, remove it and replace it with a clean Band-Aid. </p> <h2>Bathing</h2> <p>Your child can have a bath or shower the day after the drainage procedure. However, try to keep the bandage dry.</p> <h2>Meals</h2> <p>If your child is feeling well enough after the anaesthetic, they can return to eating what they normally eat. It is important to encourage your child to drink plenty of fluids for 48 hours after the procedure.</p> <h2>Pain relief</h2> <p>If needed, give your child <a href="/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> for pain. Do not give your child any medicines that will thin the blood, such as <a href="/Article?contentid=77&language=English">acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)</a> or <a href="/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a>, without checking with a nurse or your child's doctor first.</p> <h2>Activity</h2> <p>After the <a href="/Article?contentid=37&language=English">abscess drainage procedure</a>, your child will need to rest and stay home from school or day care. Make sure they avoid any physical activity for the first two days (48 hours). Your child may return to school 48 hours after the drainage procedure.</p><h2>When to see a doctor</h2> <p>Call your child's doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department right away if your child shows any of these symptoms: </p> <ul> <li><a href="/Article?contentid=30&language=English">fever</a> over 38°C (100.4°F)</li> <li>throwing up (<a href="/Article?contentid=746&language=English">vomiting</a>) that does not stop</li> <li>severe <a href="/pain">pain</a> at or near the drainage site</li> <li>bleeding or swelling around the drainage site</li> <li>significant discharge through the drainage site</li> <li>dizziness</li> <li>pale skin </li> <li>general weakness and feeling tired</li> </ul><h2>At SickKids</h2> <p>If you have any concerns in the first 48 hours, call the IGT clinic during working hours at (416) 813-6054 and ask to speak to an IGT nurse. After 48 hours, please call your referring doctor. If you have concerns and it is after working hours, see your family doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department, or call the Hospital for Sick Children switchboard at (416) 813-1500 and ask them to page your specialist or the interventional radiologist on call.</p><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/abscess_drainage_caring_for_your_child_at_home.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/abscess_drainage_caring_for_your_child_at_home.jpgAbscess drainage: Caring for your child at home after the procedure

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