Pain at home: Taking care of your childPPain at home: Taking care of your childPain at home: Taking care of your childEnglishPain/AnaesthesiaChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyNervous systemNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-05-07T04:00:00ZJennifer Tyrrell, RN, MN, CNeph(c)6.0000000000000076.00000000000001250.00000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>This page give advice on how to relieve a child's pain at home. </p><p>This brochure gives information on how to care for your child at home when they are in pain. The pain may be because of a cut from a minor fall, sprain, a sore throat, earache or a procedure they had at the hospital, such as resetting a broken bone and applying a cast. </p> <p>Parents can help make the best pain relief decisions for their own child because they know their children best. </p> <h2>What you need to know about your child’s pain</h2> <ul> <li>Not all children feel pain the same way.</li> <li>In the days after a painful event the pain should get better, not worse.<br></li> <li>Pain medicine will help your child hurt less.</li> <li>Comforting your child will help them relax and relieve pain.</li> <li><a href="/Article?contentid=1259&language=English">Distracting your child</a> can help relieve pain.</li> <li>Comfort and distraction can be as important as giving medicine to your child.</li> </ul><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Children do not all feel pain the same way.</li> <li>You can find out how much pain your child is in by asking and by observing their behavior.</li> <li>Your child’s pain can be lowered with pain medicines. Always follow the directions given to you by the nurse, doctor or pharmacist. </li> <li>Your child’s pain can also be lowered with physical and behavioural methods. </li> <li>Re-assess your child’s pain. </li> </ul>
الألم في المنزل: رعاية طفلكاالألم في المنزل: رعاية طفلكPain at home: Taking care of your childArabicPain/AnaesthesiaChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyNervous systemNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-05-21T04:00:00ZNA6.0000000000000076.00000000000001250.00000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>تقدم هذه الصفحة المشورة حول كيفية تخفيف الألم للطفل في المنزل.</p>
疼痛首页:在家护理你的孩子疼痛首页:在家护理你的孩子Pain at home: Taking care of your childChineseSimplifiedNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2010-05-21T04:00:00Z76.00000000000006.000000000000001250.00000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z本页面给出有关如何在家里减轻一个孩子疼痛的建议。
在家出現疼痛:照顧好你的孩子在家出現疼痛:照顧好你的孩子Pain at Home: Taking Care of Your ChildChineseTraditionalNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2010-05-21T04:00:00Z76.00000000000006.000000000000001250.00000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z此頁提供在家中緩解孩子疼痛的建議。
Douleur : comment prendre soin de votre enfant à la maisonDDouleur : comment prendre soin de votre enfant à la maisonPain at home: Taking care of your childFrenchPain/AnaesthesiaChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyNervous systemNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-05-07T04:00:00ZJennifer Tyrrell, RN, MN, CNeph(c)6.0000000000000076.00000000000001250.00000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Cette page donne des conseils sur la façon de soulager la douleur d’un enfant à la maison.</p><p>Ce dépliant contient des renseignements sur les soins à apporter à votre enfant à la maison quand il ressent de la douleur. La douleur peut être dûe à une coupure liée à une chute mineure, à une foulure, à un mal de gorge, à un mal d'oreille, ou à une intervention à l'hôpital comme le repositionnement d’un os cassé et la pose d’un plâtre.</p><p>Les parents sont ceux qui peuvent prendre les meilleures décisions pour soulager la douleur de leur enfant, car ce sont eux qui le connaissent le mieux.</p><h2>Ce que vous devez savoir au sujet de la douleur de votre enfant</h2><ul><li>Tous les enfants ne ressentent pas la douleur de la même manière.</li><li>Dans les jours qui suivent un événement douloureux, la douleur devrait s’améliorer et non empirer.</li><li>Les médicaments contre la douleur aideront votre enfant à moins sentir la douleur.</li><li>Réconforter votre enfant l’aidera à se détendre et à soulager sa douleur.</li><li>Le fait de <a href="/Article?contentid=1259&language=French">distraire votre enfant</a> peut soulager sa douleur.</li> <li>Le réconfort et les distractions peuvent être aussi importants que donner des médicaments à votre enfant.</li></ul><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Les enfants ne sentent pas tous la douleur de la même manière.</li> <li>Vous pouvez connaître le niveau de douleur de votre enfant en lui demandant et en observant son comportement.</li> <li>Vous pouvez réduire la douleur de votre enfant avec des médicaments. Suivez toujours les directives que vous ont données l’infirmier, le médecin ou le pharmacien.</li> <li>Vous pouvez aussi réduire la douleur au moyen de méthodes physiques et comportementales.</li> <li>Réévaluez la douleur.</li> </ul>
A dor: Como cuidar da criança em casaAA dor: Como cuidar da criança em casaPain at Home: Taking Care of Your ChildPortugueseNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2010-05-21T04:00:00Z76.00000000000006.000000000000001250.00000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Esta página contém informação sobre a forma de aliviar a dor infantil em casa.</p>
ਆਪਣੇ ਬੱਚੇ ਦੇ ਦਰਦ ਦੀ ਘਰ ਵਿੱਚ ਹੀ ਸੰਭਾਲ ਕਰਨੀਆਪਣੇ ਬੱਚੇ ਦੇ ਦਰਦ ਦੀ ਘਰ ਵਿੱਚ ਹੀ ਸੰਭਾਲ ਕਰਨੀPain at Home: Taking Care of Your ChildPunjabiNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2011-04-12T04:00:00Z76.00000000000006.000000000000001250.00000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>ਇਹ ਪੰਨਾਂ, ਬੱਚੇ ਦੇ ਦਰਦ ਦੀ ਘਰ ਅੰਦਰ ਹੀ ਸੰਭਾਲ ਕਿਵੇਂ ਕੀਤੀ ਜਾਵੇ ਬਾਰੇ ਜਾਣਕਾਰੀ ਦਿੰਦਾ ਹੈ।</p>
Dolor en casa: el cuidado de su niñoDDolor en casa: el cuidado de su niñoPain at Home: Taking Care of Your ChildSpanishNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2010-05-07T04:00:00ZJennifer Tyrrell, RN, MN, CNeph(c)76.00000000000006.000000000000001250.00000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Esta página ofrece consejos sobre la manera de aliviar el dolor del niño en casa.</p>
گھر پر درد: آپ اپنے بچے کی دیکھ بھال کس طرح کریںگگھر پر درد: آپ اپنے بچے کی دیکھ بھال کس طرح کریںPain at Home: Taking Care of Your ChildUrduNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2010-05-07T04:00:00ZJennifer Tyrrell, RN, MN, CNeph76.00000000000006.000000000000001250.00000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Zاس صفحے پر یہ بتایا گیا ھے کہ گھر پر بچے کے درد کو کس طرح کم کیا جاتا ھے۔
உங்கள் பிள்ளைக்கு வலியிருக்கும்போது: வீட்டில் பராமரித்தல்உங்கள் பிள்ளைக்கு வலியிருக்கும்போது: வீட்டில் பராமரித்தல்Pain at Home: Taking Care of Your ChildTamilNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2010-09-07T04:00:00Z76.00000000000006.000000000000001250.00000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>ஒரு பிள்ளையின் வலிக்கு வீட்டில் எப்படி நிவாரணமளிக்கலாம் என்பது பற்றிய ஆலோசனையை இந்தப் பக்கம் அளிக்கிறது</p>

 

 

Pain at home: Taking care of your child1253.00000000000Pain at home: Taking care of your childPain at home: Taking care of your childPEnglishPain/AnaesthesiaChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyNervous systemNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-05-07T04:00:00ZJennifer Tyrrell, RN, MN, CNeph(c)6.0000000000000076.00000000000001250.00000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>This page give advice on how to relieve a child's pain at home. </p><p>This brochure gives information on how to care for your child at home when they are in pain. The pain may be because of a cut from a minor fall, sprain, a sore throat, earache or a procedure they had at the hospital, such as resetting a broken bone and applying a cast. </p> <p>Parents can help make the best pain relief decisions for their own child because they know their children best. </p> <h2>What you need to know about your child’s pain</h2> <ul> <li>Not all children feel pain the same way.</li> <li>In the days after a painful event the pain should get better, not worse.<br></li> <li>Pain medicine will help your child hurt less.</li> <li>Comforting your child will help them relax and relieve pain.</li> <li><a href="/Article?contentid=1259&language=English">Distracting your child</a> can help relieve pain.</li> <li>Comfort and distraction can be as important as giving medicine to your child.</li> </ul><h2>Pain assessment: knowing if your child is in pain</h2> <p>Sometimes your child will say when they hurt. They may use words like pain, hurt, booboo, sore or ouchie. Your child may point to the part that hurts, or protect it. If your child does not complain of pain, you can ask them how much pain they have. </p> <p>If your child is older, you may use a 0 to 10 pain scale to find out how much pain your child has. Ask your child to rate the pain on a scale from 0 to 10. 0 is no pain, and 10 is the worst pain ever. Mild pain would be 0 to 3, medium pain would be 4 to 6, and strong pain would be more than 7. </p> <p>You may also use a word pain scale asking your child if it hurts a little, a medium amount or a lot.</p> <h3>Some children will not speak about their pain</h3> <p>Your child may not be able to talk or tell you about their pain. Watch your child carefully and see what you think. Parents often <a href="/article?contentid=1652&language=English">know if their child has pain</a>. </p> <h3>What to look for to see if your child is in pain</h3> <p>Look and see if your child frowns, or kicks out their legs. Do they grind their teeth? Does your child pull their legs up to their stomach? If they moan or cry more than usual, or are stiff, your child may have pain. A child in pain may also lie very still and not want to move or do things they might normally want to do, like play, watch TV or eat.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Children do not all feel pain the same way.</li> <li>You can find out how much pain your child is in by asking and by observing their behavior.</li> <li>Your child’s pain can be lowered with pain medicines. Always follow the directions given to you by the nurse, doctor or pharmacist. </li> <li>Your child’s pain can also be lowered with physical and behavioural methods. </li> <li>Re-assess your child’s pain. </li> </ul><h2>Pain management: Relieving your child’s pain at home with pain medicine</h2> <h3>Do not wait to give pain medicine</h3> <p>Pain relief works best when you do not wait until your child is in a lot of pain before you give the medicine. If you wait, it may take longer for the pain to go away. </p> <p>The amount of medicine to give depends on your child’s age and weight. If you have left the hospital with a prescription for pain medication, follow the directions given to you by the doctor and pharmacist. </p> <p>Be aware of possible side effects of medication. Side effects are problems that the medicine itself causes. Speak to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist about side effects. </p> <p>There are many different kinds of pain medicines. Some examples are: </p> <h3>Acetaminophen</h3> <p>Common brand names of <a href="/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> are Tylenol or Tempra. These are three different names for the same medicine. If your child is having mild pain, you can use acetaminophen regularly every four hours. Acetaminophen is a safe medicine to give your child. There will be no major side effects when you give this medicine as explained on the box or bottle.</p> <h3>Ibuprofen</h3> <p>Common brand names of <a href="/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a> are Advil and Motrin. These are three different names for the same medicine. Ask your doctor if it is OK to give ibuprofen to your child for pain. Ibuprofen and acetaminophen are helpful to take in combination.</p> <h3>Other pain medicines<br></h3> <p>The nurse, advanced practice nurse or doctor may suggest or prescribe other pain medicines for your child to use at home. Make sure you ask how and when to use this other medicine. The nurse, advanced practice nurse or doctor may tell you that you can use the other medicine by itself, or together with acetaminophen. You may be prescribed opioids (strong pain medicines) for moderate or severe pain. Opioids are medicines such as <a href="/Article?contentid=194&language=English">morphine​</a>, hydromorphone and oxycodone. Follow any prescription advice carefully. If you have any questions, contact your child’s doctor or pharmacist.</p> <h3>Topical anaesthetic (cream)</h3> <p>There are times when you know ahead of time that your child is going to have a painful procedure, such as a needle for an immunization. There are things you can do to help with the pain, such as using an anaesthetic cream that numbs the skin like Emla, Maxilene or Ametop. Follow the directions on the package.</p> <h2>Lessening pain without medicine</h2> <p>There are two main ways to reduce pain without medicine. One is by using physical comfort methods, and the other is by using psychological distraction strategies. </p> <h3>Physical comfort measures to reduce pain</h3> <p>Comfort your child in the ways that worked best for them.</p> <ul> <li>Ice packs: these are the best choice if swelling is present; maximum use of ice pack should be 15 minutes, once an hour.</li> <li>Moist heat: this is the best choice when swelling is not a concern and three days after an acute injury; maximum use of moist heat should be 20 minutes, once an hour; the heat should feel warm not hot to avoid risk of burn.</li> <li>Hold, cuddle, rock or stroke your child.</li> <li>Rubbing or massaging an area in pain.</li> <li>Put a pillow under the sore area.</li> <li>Getting up out of bed and moving as well as changing position can be helpful.</li> </ul> <h3>Psychological distraction strategies to reduce pain </h3> <p>These work by taking your child’s attention away from their pain. Some children are distracted by:</p> <ul> <li>watching TV, videos, DVDs, or computer games</li> <li>storytelling</li> <li>blowing bubbles</li> <li>playing with you</li> <li>playing with their favorite toy</li> </ul> <h2>Finding out how your child is doing (re-assessing pain)</h2> <p>After you have tried measures to relieve your child’s pain, it is important to check and see if their pain has changed. Here is how you can check:</p> <ul> <li>Check how much pain your child has one hour after you give pain medicine.</li> <li>Ask your child about the pain on the scale from 0 to 10, or “hurts a little, hurts a lot,” or look carefully at how they act.</li> <li>If your child is still in pain, call your family doctor for advice.</li> <li>Remember to comfort your child and try to take their attention away from the pain.</li> <li>If the combination of pain medicine, physical comfort and psychological distraction do not help reduce the pain, or if your child’s pain gets worse, call your doctor. </li> </ul><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Pain_at_home_taking_care_of_your_child.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Pain_at_home_taking_care_of_your_child.jpgPain at home: Taking care of your child

Thank you to our sponsors

AboutKidsHealth is proud to partner with the following sponsors as they support our mission to improve the health and wellbeing of children in Canada and around the world by making accessible health care information available via the internet.