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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+)NA2021-02-23T05:00:00Z7.4000000000000066.4000000000000662.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to properly care for your child at home after sclerotherapy.</p><p>Your child has had <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=3206&language=English">sclerotherapy</a>. The information on this page 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 change in the colour or temperature of the limb where sclerotherapy was done, go to the nearest Emergency Department.</li><li>If your child has a fever, severe pain around the treated area, or blackened skin, go to the nearest Emergency Department.</li><li>If a blister forms, gently wash your child's skin with unscented soap and water. Apply Vaseline 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 child’s specialist or go to the nearest Emergency Department right away if your child has any of the following:</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=30&language=English">fever</a> greater than 38°C (100.4°F)</li><li>severe <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/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 the touch</li></ul><h2>Discharge from the hospital</h2><p>Most children who have had sclerotherapy go home the same day. This is usually four hours after the procedure.</p><h2>At SickKids</h2><p>If you have any concerns, 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>
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+)NA2013-03-27T04:00:00Z8.0000000000000066.0000000000000606.000000000000Health (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+)NA2021-02-23T05:00:00Z7.4000000000000066.4000000000000662.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to properly care for your child at home after sclerotherapy.</p><p>Your child has had <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=3206&language=English">sclerotherapy</a>. The information on this page 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 change in the colour or temperature of the limb where sclerotherapy was done, go to the nearest Emergency Department.</li><li>If your child has a fever, severe pain around the treated area, or blackened skin, go to the nearest Emergency Department.</li><li>If a blister forms, gently wash your child's skin with unscented soap and water. Apply Vaseline 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 usually reduces after one to two weeks 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 Vaseline to your child's skin three times a day for a maximum of seven days.</li><li>Cover it with a clean bandage that will not stick to the skin.</li><li>Inform the Image Guided Therapy (IGT) clinic nurse that your child developed a blister.</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 your child has been prescribed a pressure garment, they should resume wearing it five to 10 days after sclerotherapy.</p><h2>Bathing</h2><p>Your child may have a bath or shower the day after the procedure. Use unscented soap to clean the treated area.</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>Pain relief</h2><p>Your child may feel local pain or discomfort after sclerotherapy, which may last one or two days. If needed, give your child <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> or <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a> for pain.</p><h2>Activity</h2><p>Your child can return to school and 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 the treated area of your child's skin for signs of redness or rash two to four weeks from the date of the procedure. Please speak to the IGT clinic nurse if these signs occur.</li></ul><h2>When to see a doctor</h2><p>Call your child’s specialist or go to the nearest Emergency Department right away if your child has any of the following:</p><ul><li><a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=30&language=English">fever</a> greater than 38°C (100.4°F)</li><li>severe <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/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 the touch</li></ul><h2>Discharge from the hospital</h2><p>Most children who have had sclerotherapy go home the same day. This is usually four hours after the procedure.</p><h2>At SickKids</h2><p>If you have any concerns, 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>Sclerotherapy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureFalse

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