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Abscess drainage using image guidance: Caring for your child at home after the drainage tube removal AAbscess drainage using image guidance: Caring for your child at home after the drainage tube removal Abscess drainage using image guidance: Caring for your child at home after the drainage tube removal EnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyNANon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2020-11-16T05:00:00Z8.7000000000000068.5000000000000614.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to properly care for your child at home after an abscess drainage tube removal.</p><p>​Your child has had an <a href="/Article?contentid=2439&language=English">abscess drained</a> using ultrasound and/or X-ray imaging guidance. The information on this page explains how to care for your child at home after the drainage tube has been removed, 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 bandage.</li><li>Give your child <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> for pain as directed by their health-care team.</li><li>Your child can go to school and resume regular activity 48 hours after the drainage tube is removed.</li><li>If your child develops bright red bleeding or pus at the site, vomits, becomes 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 the following symptoms:</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=30&language=English">Fever</a> over 38°C (100.4°F)</li><li>Throwing up (<a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=746&language=English">vomiting</a>) that does not stop</li><li>Severe <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/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>Discharge from the hospital</h2><p>In most cases, children go home only after the drainage tube is removed. Your child’s doctor will let you know when your child is well enough to go home.</p><h2>At SickKids</h2><p>If you have any concerns in the first 48 hours, call the <a href="http://www.sickkids.ca/IGT/index.html">Image Guided Therapy (IGT) clinic</a> at (416) 813-7654 ext. 201804. Speak to the IGT clinic nurse during working hours or leave a non-urgent message.</p><p>If you have concerns and it is after working hours, see your family doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department. You can also call the Hospital for Sick Children switchboard at (416) 813-7500 and ask them to page a member of your child’s health-care team or the interventional radiology fellow 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+)NA2013-03-27T04:00:00Z8.0000000000000061.0000000000000417.000000000000Health (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 <a href="/Article?contentid=2439&language=French">drainage d'abcès</a>. Ce guide explique comment prendre soin de votre enfant à la maison après cette intervention et quand faire appel à un médecin.<br></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 using image guidance: Caring for your child at home after the drainage tube removal 1221.00000000000Abscess drainage using image guidance: Caring for your child at home after the drainage tube removal Abscess drainage using image guidance: Caring for your child at home after the drainage tube removal AEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyNANon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2020-11-16T05:00:00Z8.7000000000000068.5000000000000614.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to properly care for your child at home after an abscess drainage tube removal.</p><p>​Your child has had an <a href="/Article?contentid=2439&language=English">abscess drained</a> using ultrasound and/or X-ray imaging guidance. The information on this page explains how to care for your child at home after the drainage tube has been removed, 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 bandage.</li><li>Give your child <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> for pain as directed by their health-care team.</li><li>Your child can go to school and resume regular activity 48 hours after the drainage tube is removed.</li><li>If your child develops bright red bleeding or pus at the site, vomits, becomes pale, tired or has severe pain, go to the nearest Emergency Department.</li></ul><h2>Stitches</h2><p>For most abscess drainages, your child will not need any stitches.</p><h2>Dressing care</h2><p>Your child will have a dressing or bandage over the site of the drainage tube. You can take the dressing off after 24 hours. If the dressing gets wet or dirty, take it off and replace it with a clean adhesive bandage.</p><h2>Bathing</h2><p>Your child can have a bath or shower one day after the drainage tube is removed. However, try to keep the bandage dry. If the bandage gets wet, take it off and replace it with a new, clean, dry bandage.</p><h2>Meals</h2><p>If your child is feeling well enough after the sedation or anaesthetic, they can return to eating what they normally eat. It is recommended that your child follow any special diet that has been prescribed to them by their primary health-care team. It is also 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="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> for pain. Do not give your child any medicines that might increase the risk of bleeding, such as <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=77&language=English">acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)</a> or <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a>, without checking with your child's health-care provider first.</p><h2>Activity</h2><p>After the <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=2439&language=English">abscess drainage procedure</a> and removal of the drainage tube, your child will need to rest and stay home from school or daycare. Make sure they avoid any strenuous physical activity for the first two days (48 hours). Your child may return to school 24-48 hours after the drain or catheter is removed.</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 the following symptoms:</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=30&language=English">Fever</a> over 38°C (100.4°F)</li><li>Throwing up (<a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=746&language=English">vomiting</a>) that does not stop</li><li>Severe <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/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>Discharge from the hospital</h2><p>In most cases, children go home only after the drainage tube is removed. Your child’s doctor will let you know when your child is well enough to go home.</p><h2>At SickKids</h2><p>If you have any concerns in the first 48 hours, call the <a href="http://www.sickkids.ca/IGT/index.html">Image Guided Therapy (IGT) clinic</a> at (416) 813-7654 ext. 201804. Speak to the IGT clinic nurse during working hours or leave a non-urgent message.</p><p>If you have concerns and it is after working hours, see your family doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department. You can also call the Hospital for Sick Children switchboard at (416) 813-7500 and ask them to page a member of your child’s health-care team or the interventional radiology fellow 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 using image guidance: Caring for your child at home after the drainage tube removal False

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