Local anaesthesiaLLocal anaesthesiaLocal anaesthesiaEnglishPain/AnaesthesiaChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyCentral nervous system;Peripheral nervous system;Autonomic nervous systemNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)Pain2017-08-04T04:00:00ZMichelle Cote BScN RN;Dalia Bozic MN, RN(EC), NP-PHC;Joao Amaral, MD8.8000000000000054.7000000000000319.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Local anaesthesia is used to numb only part of the body. Learn about it, when it is usually used and the different ways it can be given.</p><h2>What is local anaesthesia?</h2><p>Anaesthesia is the use of medicine to prevent the feeling or sensation of pain during painful procedures and surgery.</p><p>Local anaesthesia uses a drug to numb only a specific part of the body, for example, a patch of skin. For minor procedures, local anaesthesia is often used.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Local anaesthesia is used to prevent the feeling or sensation of pain during painful procedures and surgery.</li><li>Local anaesthesia can be given in the form of a needle, spray or ointment.</li><li>Local anaesthesia is directed at a specific part of the body.</li><li>Local anaesthesia is considered a low risk procedure.</li></ul> <h2>How is local anaesthesia given?</h2><p>Depending on the size of the area to be numbed, local anaesthesia can be given through a needle injection, ointment or spray. Your child may receive local anaesthesia when they are awake, <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=1260&language=English">sedated</a> or asleep under <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=1261&language=English">general anaesthesia</a>.</p><p>The type of local anaesthesia your child receives will be specific to their needs. It will depend on various factors, including:</p><ul><li>your child’s age and weight</li><li>the type of treatment your child will be having</li><li>the area of the treatment</li><li>any allergies your child may have</li><li>your child’s medical conditions</li></ul> <h2>How to prepare your child for the local anaesthesia</h2><p>Before any treatment, it is important to talk to your child about what will happen. When talking to your child, use words they can understand. Let your child know that medicines will be given to make them feel comfortable during the procedure.</p><p>Children feel less anxious and scared when they know what to expect. Children also feel less worried when they see their parents are calm and supportive.</p>
Les anesthésiques locauxLLes anesthésiques locauxLocal anaestheticsFrenchPain/AnaesthesiaChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyCentral nervous system;Peripheral nervous system;Autonomic nervous systemSymptomsCaregivers Adult (19+)Pain2009-09-21T04:00:00ZAnna Taddio, PhDFlat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Apprenez-en davantage au sujet des anesthésiques locaux pour le soulagement de la douleur chez les enfants. Ils agissent sur les nerfs et soulagent la douleur dans une partie précise du corps.</p>

 

 

Local anaesthesia3001.00000000000Local anaesthesiaLocal anaesthesiaLEnglishPain/AnaesthesiaChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyCentral nervous system;Peripheral nervous system;Autonomic nervous systemNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)Pain2017-08-04T04:00:00ZMichelle Cote BScN RN;Dalia Bozic MN, RN(EC), NP-PHC;Joao Amaral, MD8.8000000000000054.7000000000000319.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Local anaesthesia is used to numb only part of the body. Learn about it, when it is usually used and the different ways it can be given.</p><h2>What is local anaesthesia?</h2><p>Anaesthesia is the use of medicine to prevent the feeling or sensation of pain during painful procedures and surgery.</p><p>Local anaesthesia uses a drug to numb only a specific part of the body, for example, a patch of skin. For minor procedures, local anaesthesia is often used.</p><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Local anaesthesia is used to prevent the feeling or sensation of pain during painful procedures and surgery.</li><li>Local anaesthesia can be given in the form of a needle, spray or ointment.</li><li>Local anaesthesia is directed at a specific part of the body.</li><li>Local anaesthesia is considered a low risk procedure.</li></ul> <h2>How is local anaesthesia given?</h2><p>Depending on the size of the area to be numbed, local anaesthesia can be given through a needle injection, ointment or spray. Your child may receive local anaesthesia when they are awake, <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=1260&language=English">sedated</a> or asleep under <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=1261&language=English">general anaesthesia</a>.</p><p>The type of local anaesthesia your child receives will be specific to their needs. It will depend on various factors, including:</p><ul><li>your child’s age and weight</li><li>the type of treatment your child will be having</li><li>the area of the treatment</li><li>any allergies your child may have</li><li>your child’s medical conditions</li></ul> <h2>How to prepare your child for the local anaesthesia</h2><p>Before any treatment, it is important to talk to your child about what will happen. When talking to your child, use words they can understand. Let your child know that medicines will be given to make them feel comfortable during the procedure.</p><p>Children feel less anxious and scared when they know what to expect. Children also feel less worried when they see their parents are calm and supportive.</p> <h2>Risks of local anaesthesia for your child</h2><p>Local anaesthesia is considered a low risk procedure. The risk may increase depending on your child’s condition, age and health.</p><p>In very rare cases, local anaesthesia risks can include:</p><ul><li>an allergic reaction</li><li>infection</li><li>breathing problems</li><li>changes in heart rhythm</li> </ul> Local anaesthesiaFalse

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