Sclerotherapy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureSSclerotherapy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureSclerotherapy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyArteries;VeinsNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-03-27T04:00:00ZJoao Amaral, MD;Candice Sockett, RN(EC), MN:APN8.0000000000000066.0000000000000606.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Your child just had sclerotherapy. The following information explains how to properly care for your child at home after the procedure.</p><p>Your child has had sclerotherapy. 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>If your child has a fever, severe pain around the treated area, or blackened skin, go to the nearest Emergency Department right away.</li> <li>If your child has a change in the colour or temperature of the limb where sclerotherapy was done, call your doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department.</li> <li>If a blister forms, gently wash your child's skin with unscented soap and water. Apply Polysporin three times a day and cover with a clean bandage.</li> <li>For pain relief, give your child acetaminophen or ibuprofen.</li> </ul><h2>When to see a doctor</h2> <p>Call your specialist or go to the nearest Emergency Department right away if your child has any of the following:</p> <ul> <li><a href="/Article?contentid=30&language=English">fever</a> greater than 38°C (100.4°F)</li> <li>Severe <a href="/pain">pain</a> in the treatment area</li> <li>blackening of the skin in the treated area</li> <li>change in colour or temperature of the limb on the side of the body where the sclerotherapy was done; for example, the foot turns a pale blue/white or is cool to touch</li> </ul><h2>At SickKids</h2> <p>If you have any concerns in the first week, call the IGT clinic during working hours at (416) 813-6054 and ask to speak to an IGT nurse. After seven days, please call your referring doctor or the Vascular Anomalies Clinic at (416) 813- 4970. If you have any emergent concerns after working hours, see your child's doctor/paediatrician, call the hospital switchboard at (416) 813-1500 and ask to speak to the interventional radiologist on call, or go to the nearest Emergency Department. </p>
Sclérothérapie : soins à domicile après l’opération de votre enfantSSclérothérapie : soins à domicile après l’opération de votre enfantSclerotherapy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureFrenchOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyArteries;VeinsNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-03-27T04:00:00ZJoao Amaral, MD;Candice Sockett, RN(EC), MN:APN8.0000000000000066.0000000000000606.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Votre enfant vient de subir une sclérothérapie. Les renseignements qui suivent vous expliquent comment assurer correctement les soins à domicile à la suite d</p><p>Si votre enfant a recu un traitement de sclérothérapie, l'information ci-dessous vous décrit la prise en charge des soins à domiciles de votre enfant.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Si votre enfant fait de la fièvre, qu’il ressent de la douleur autour de la zone traitée ou que sa peau noircit, rendez-vous immédiatement à l’urgence la plus proche.</li> <li>Il est normal que votre enfant présente une tuméfaction et une ecchymose à la suite de la sclérothérapie.</li> <li>Si des cloques se forment, nettoyez délicatement la peau de votre enfant avec un savon non parfumé et de l’eau. Si la cloque ne guérit pas au bout de sept jours, appliquez sur la peau de la vaseline et appelez l’infirmière de la clinique de thérapie assistée par imagerie médicale.</li> <li>Pour soulager la douleur, donnez à votre enfant de l’acétaminophène (Tylenol®) ou de l’ibuprofène (Advil® ou Motrin®).</li> </ul><h2>Quand consulter mon médecin?</h2> <p>Communiquez avec votre spécialiste ou rendez-vous immédiatement au service d’urgence la plus proche si votre enfant présente un des signes suivants :</p> <ul> <li>une <a href="/Article?contentid=30&language=French">température supérieure</a> à 38 °C (100,4 °F);</li> <li>une douleur aiguë au site de l’intervention;</li> <li>un noircissement de la peau au site de l’intervention;</li> <li>un changement de couleur ou de temperature sur un membre du cote traitée. Par exemple: si le bras ou la jambe traitée refroidit au toucher ou que la couleur de la peau devient blanche.</li> </ul><h2>À l’hôpital SickKids</h2> <p>Si vous avez des inquiétudes, appelez la clinique de thérapie assistée par imagerie médicale pendant les heures normales de bureau (de 7 h 30 à 15 h 30) du lundi au vendredi et demandez à parler avec une infirmière de la clinique. Si la clinique est fermée, consultez votre médecin ou rendez-vous avec votre enfant à l’urgence la plus proche, ou appelez le service de repérage de l’hôpital au 416-813-7500 et demandez le nom du médecin de garde à la clinique de thérapie assistée par imagerie médicale. </p>

 

 

Sclerotherapy: Caring for your child at home after the procedure1223.00000000000Sclerotherapy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureSclerotherapy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureSEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyArteries;VeinsNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-03-27T04:00:00ZJoao Amaral, MD;Candice Sockett, RN(EC), MN:APN8.0000000000000066.0000000000000606.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Your child just had sclerotherapy. The following information explains how to properly care for your child at home after the procedure.</p><p>Your child has had sclerotherapy. 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>If your child has a fever, severe pain around the treated area, or blackened skin, go to the nearest Emergency Department right away.</li> <li>If your child has a change in the colour or temperature of the limb where sclerotherapy was done, call your doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department.</li> <li>If a blister forms, gently wash your child's skin with unscented soap and water. Apply Polysporin three times a day and cover with a clean bandage.</li> <li>For pain relief, give your child acetaminophen or ibuprofen.</li> </ul><h2>Skin care</h2> <p>It is normal for your child to have swelling and bruising of the treated area after sclerotherapy. Swelling reduces after one week and bruising may take several weeks to disappear. Some skin staining can last for months. Your child may also develop blistering.</p> <h3>If your child develops a skin blister:</h3> <ul> <li>wash your child's skin with unscented soap and water.</li> <li>apply Polysporin to your child's skin three times a day for seven days.</li> <li>cover it with a clean bandage that will not stick to the skin. </li> </ul> <p>If the blister has not healed after seven days, apply Vaseline to the skin and call the IGT clinic nurse.</p> <h2>Pressure garment</h2> <p>If a garment is used, your child should resume wearing it (20-30 mmHg pressure) seven to 10 days after sclerotherapy.</p> <h2>Pain relief</h2> <p>Your child may feel local pain or discomfort after sclerotherapy, which may last one or two days. If needed, you can give your child <a href="/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> or <a href="/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a>.</p> <p>Do not give your child any medicines that thin the blood such as <a href="/Article?contentid=77&language=English">acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)</a> or <a href="/Article?contentid=265&language=English">warfarin</a>. Check with the nurse or doctor first.</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 also important to encourage your child to drink plenty of fluids for 48 hours after the procedure. </p> <h2>Bathing</h2> <p>Your child may shower or take a bath the day after the treatment. Use unscented soap to clean the treated area.</p> <h2>Activity</h2> <p>Your child can return to most activities the day after the procedure, but this will depend on how they feel. Check with your child's doctor about certain activities such as contact sports.</p> <h2>Radiation</h2> <ul> <li>Your child's procedure required the use of X-rays.</li> <li>Radiation side-effects are extremely unlikely, but can occur.</li> <li>Please check your child's skin where the procedure took place for signs of redness or rash two to four weeks after the procedure. Please call (416) 813-6054 and ask to speak to an IGT nurse if this occurs.</li> </ul><h2>When to see a doctor</h2> <p>Call your specialist or go to the nearest Emergency Department right away if your child has any of the following:</p> <ul> <li><a href="/Article?contentid=30&language=English">fever</a> greater than 38°C (100.4°F)</li> <li>Severe <a href="/pain">pain</a> in the treatment area</li> <li>blackening of the skin in the treated area</li> <li>change in colour or temperature of the limb on the side of the body where the sclerotherapy was done; for example, the foot turns a pale blue/white or is cool to touch</li> </ul><h2>At SickKids</h2> <p>If you have any concerns in the first week, call the IGT clinic during working hours at (416) 813-6054 and ask to speak to an IGT nurse. After seven days, please call your referring doctor or the Vascular Anomalies Clinic at (416) 813- 4970. If you have any emergent concerns after working hours, see your child's doctor/paediatrician, call the hospital switchboard at (416) 813-1500 and ask to speak to the interventional radiologist on call, or go to the nearest Emergency Department. </p>Sclerotherapy: Caring for your child at home after the procedure

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