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Botox injection (intramuscular) for spasticity in children: Caring for your child at home after the procedureBBotox injection (intramuscular) for spasticity in children: Caring for your child at home after the procedureBotox injection (intramuscular) for spasticity in children: Caring for your child at home after the procedureEnglishOtherPreschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodySkeletal muscleNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2020-11-16T05:00:00Z10.100000000000056.3000000000000596.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to care for your child at home after intramuscular Botox injections for spasticity.</p><p>Your child has had <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=2445&language=English">Botox injected into some of their muscles for spasticity​</a>. When Botox is injected into the muscles, it helps relax them by blocking messages from the brain that tell the muscles to contract (tighten), hence relaxing them. The information on this page explains how to care for your child at home after the procedure, and when to call for help.</p><h2>Key points </h2><ul><li>Watch for symptoms from the time the injections are done until four weeks after the injections.</li><li>Your child can resume all of their regular activities when they feel able to do so.</li><li>If your child has any difficulty breathing, severe weakness and/or an allergic reaction, take them to the nearest Emergency Department right away.</li></ul><h2>When to see a doctor</h2><p>Botox injections are usually considered safe. However, there is a small possibility that unexpected or unusual reactions to Botox will occur. These reactions may even take place in areas of the body that were not injected. Unusual reactions have been known to occur within the first few weeks following treatment. These reactions include:</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>Muscle soreness that lasts longer than two days</li><li>Redness or swelling at the injection sites</li><li>Loss of bladder control</li><li>Malaise (generally feeling unwell)</li></ul><p>Call your child’s doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department if your child is experiencing any of the following symptoms:</p><ul><li>Severe weakness</li><li>Speech that is becoming more difficult to understand, or changes in voice (e.g., hoarse voice)</li><li>Difficulty breathing</li><li>Drooping eyelids or changes in vision</li><li>Allergic reaction (<a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=781&language=English">anaphylaxis</a>) severe <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/pain">pain</a></li></ul><p>Be sure to let the Emergency Department staff know that your child has had Botox injections.</p><p>Botox injections in the muscles start to work a few days after the treatment. They are most effective one to two weeks after injections, and results gradually wear off after three to six months. Your child may experience muscle soreness or bruising at the injection sites. However, they should not experience any severe pain.</p><h2>Discharge from the hospital</h2><p>Most children will go home one hour after receiving the Botox injections. If your child has any medical conditions such as sleep apnea, you may be asked to spend the night in hospital for observation.</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 primary care provider 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>
Traitement au Botox pour l’hypertonie spastique chez des enfants: Soins à domicile après l'intervention de votre enfantTTraitement au Botox pour l’hypertonie spastique chez des enfants: Soins à domicile après l'intervention de votre enfantBotox therapy for spasticity in children: Caring for your child at home after the procedureFrenchOtherPreschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodySkeletal muscleNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-03-27T04:00:00Z8.0000000000000061.0000000000000451.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Votre enfant a été administré des injections de Botox dans le traitement de son hypertonie spastique? Ce dépliant vous explique comment bien assurer des soin</p><p>On a injecté du Botox dans les muscles de votre enfant pour traiter l'hypertonie spastique. Cet article vous explique comment prendre soins de votre enfant à la maison après l'intervention et quand demander de l'aide.</p><h2> À retenir </h2> <ul> <li>Soyez attentif aux symptômes qui peuvent apparaî​tre dès la fin du traitment et jusqu'à 4 semaines après. Ces symptômes comprennent la difficulté à avaler, la difficulté à parler, la difficulté à respirer et une température supérieure à 38 °C (100,4 °F).</li> <li>Votre enfant peut reprendre toutes les activités normales aussitôt qu’il se sent prêt.</li> <li>Si votre enfant éprouve de la difficulté à respirer, rendez-vous immédiatement au service d’urgence le plus proche. ​</li> </ul><h2>Quand consulter le médecin?</h2> <p>Communiquez avec votre médecin ou le centre de therapie guidée par l'image (TGI), ou rendez-vous au service d’urgence le plus proche immédiatement si votre enfant présente un des symptômes suivants :</p> <ul> <li>température supérieure à 38 °C (100,4 °F)</li> <li>difficulté à avaler</li> <li>difficulté à respirer</li> <li>douleur intense </li> </ul> <p>Assurez-vous d’indiquer au service d’urgence que votre enfant a subi des injections de Botox. </p><h2>À l’hôpital SickKids</h2> <p>Si vous avez des préoccupations​ durant les 48 premières heures, appelez le centre de thérapie guidée par l'image (TGI) pendant les heures d'ouverture au (416) 813-6054 et demandez à parler à un infirmier. Après 48 h, veuillez appeler votre médecin traitant. Si vous avez des préoccupations en dehors des heures d'ouverture, consultez votre médecin de famille, rendez-vous au service d'urgence le plus proche, ou appelez le standard téléphonique de l'hôpital SickKids au (416) 813-1500 et demandez-leur d'avertir votre spécialiste ou le radiologue d'intervention de garde.​</p>

 

 

 

 

Botox injection (intramuscular) for spasticity in children: Caring for your child at home after the procedure1226.00000000000Botox injection (intramuscular) for spasticity in children: Caring for your child at home after the procedureBotox injection (intramuscular) for spasticity in children: Caring for your child at home after the procedureBEnglishOtherPreschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodySkeletal muscleNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2020-11-16T05:00:00Z10.100000000000056.3000000000000596.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to care for your child at home after intramuscular Botox injections for spasticity.</p><p>Your child has had <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=2445&language=English">Botox injected into some of their muscles for spasticity​</a>. When Botox is injected into the muscles, it helps relax them by blocking messages from the brain that tell the muscles to contract (tighten), hence relaxing them. The information on this page explains how to care for your child at home after the procedure, and when to call for help.</p><h2>Key points </h2><ul><li>Watch for symptoms from the time the injections are done until four weeks after the injections.</li><li>Your child can resume all of their regular activities when they feel able to do so.</li><li>If your child has any difficulty breathing, severe weakness and/or an allergic reaction, take them to the nearest Emergency Department right away.</li></ul><h2>Bathing</h2><p>Your child may have a bath or shower the day of the injections.</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 give your child plenty of fluids for 48 hours after the procedure.</p><h2>Pain relief</h2><p>Your child may have some mild discomfort after the procedure. If needed, give your child <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> for pain.</p><h2>Activity</h2><p>Your child can resume all of their regular activities as soon as they feel ready to do so.</p><h2>When to see a doctor</h2><p>Botox injections are usually considered safe. However, there is a small possibility that unexpected or unusual reactions to Botox will occur. These reactions may even take place in areas of the body that were not injected. Unusual reactions have been known to occur within the first few weeks following treatment. These reactions include:</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>Muscle soreness that lasts longer than two days</li><li>Redness or swelling at the injection sites</li><li>Loss of bladder control</li><li>Malaise (generally feeling unwell)</li></ul><p>Call your child’s doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department if your child is experiencing any of the following symptoms:</p><ul><li>Severe weakness</li><li>Speech that is becoming more difficult to understand, or changes in voice (e.g., hoarse voice)</li><li>Difficulty breathing</li><li>Drooping eyelids or changes in vision</li><li>Allergic reaction (<a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=781&language=English">anaphylaxis</a>) severe <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/pain">pain</a></li></ul><p>Be sure to let the Emergency Department staff know that your child has had Botox injections.</p><p>Botox injections in the muscles start to work a few days after the treatment. They are most effective one to two weeks after injections, and results gradually wear off after three to six months. Your child may experience muscle soreness or bruising at the injection sites. However, they should not experience any severe pain.</p><h2>Discharge from the hospital</h2><p>Most children will go home one hour after receiving the Botox injections. If your child has any medical conditions such as sleep apnea, you may be asked to spend the night in hospital for observation.</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 primary care provider 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/botox_therapy_spasticticity_caring_for_child_at_home.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/botox_therapy_spasticticity_caring_for_child_at_home.jpgBotox injection (intramuscular) for spasticity in children: Caring for your child at home after the procedureFalse

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