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Endovascular laser treatment (EVLT): Caring for your child at home after the procedureEEndovascular laser treatment (EVLT): Caring for your child at home after the procedureEndovascular laser treatment (EVLT): Caring for your child at home after the procedureEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyVeinsNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2021-02-23T05:00:00Z6.9000000000000066.1000000000000574.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to properly care for your child at home after endovascular laser treatment.</p><p>Your child has had <a href="/Article?contentid=2448&language=English">endovascular laser treatment (EVLT)</a>. 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>Your child may have acetaminophen or ibuprofen for pain.</li><li>Your child may bathe 24 hours after the procedure.</li><li>If prescribed, your child must wear a high compression garment for six weeks.</li><li>Your child should avoid any major physical activity for six weeks.</li></ul><h2>When to see a doctor</h2><p>Phone your child’s specialist, the Image Guided Therapy (IGT) clinic 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 treatment area that is not controlled with acetaminophen or ibuprofen</li><li>generalized swelling of the leg</li><li>skin blisters</li></ul><h2>What to expect after EVLT</h2><h3>Your child may experience the following symptoms:</h3><ul><li>Bruising along the treated vein.</li><li>Swelling in the area where the vein was treated.</li><li>Slight tenderness in the treated area.</li><li>A "pulling" sensation in the leg where EVLT was done. This may occur a couple of days after the procedure. If your child is in pain, give them <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a> for 48 hours.</li></ul><h3>Discharge from the hospital</h3><p>Most children who have EVLT 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>
Traitement endovasculaire au laser : soins à domicile après l’intervention de votre enfantTTraitement endovasculaire au laser : soins à domicile après l’intervention de votre enfantEndovascular laser treatment (EVLT): Caring for your child at home after the procedureFrenchOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyVeinsNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-03-27T04:00:00Z7.0000000000000068.0000000000000518.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Votre enfant a subi un le traitement endovasculaire par laser. Ce dépliant vous explique comment bien assurer des soins à domicile suivant l’intervention.<br></p><p>La brochure que voici vous explique comment assurer les soins à domicile à la suite de l’intervention de votre enfant et à quel moment il faut demander de l’aide.</p><h2>À ​retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Pour soulager la douleur, vous pouvez donner de l’acétaminophène (Tylenol<sup>MD</sup>) ou de l’ibuprofène (Advil<sup>MD</sup> or Motrin<sup>MD</sup>) à votre enfant.</li> <li>Votre enfant peut recommencer à prendre des bains deux jours après l’intervention.</li> <li>Pendant six semaines, votre enfant devra éviter les activités physiques intenses.</li> </ul><h2>Problèmes à surveiller</h2> <p>Communiquez avec votre médecin ou rendez-vous au service d’urgence le plus proche immédiatement si votre enfant présente un des signes ci-dessous dans les 48 heures suivant l’intervention :</p> <ul> <li>une température supérieure à 38 °C (100,4 °F)</li> <li>une forte douleur au site de l’intervention</li> <li>un gonflement généralisé de la jambe</li> <li>des ampoules sur la peau</li> </ul><h2>À quoi s’attendre à la suite d’un traitement endovasculaire au laser</h2> <h3>Votre enfant pourrait éprouver les symptômes suivants :</h3> <ul> <li>Ecchymoses le long de la veine traitée</li> <li>Enflure dans la région où la veine a été traitée</li> <li>Légère douleur à la pression dans la région traitée</li> <li>Une sensation de tiraillement dans la jambe à l’endroit où le traitement a été réalisé. Ceci pourrait survenir quelques jours après l’intervention. Si votre enfant éprouve de la douleur, donnez-le l’ibuprofène (Motrin<sup>MD</sup> ou AdvilMD) pendant 48 heures. Pour l’administration de l’ibuprofène, suivez les directives sur l’emballage.</li> </ul><h2>À l’hôpital SickKids</h2> <p>Si vous avez des préoccupations durant les 48 premières heures, appelez votre médecin de famille ou la clinique de thérapie assistée par imagerie médicale au 416-813-6054 ou rendez-vous à l’urgence la plus proche avec votre enfant. Si la clinique est fermée, veuillez appeler au 416-813-1500 et demandez à parler au spécialiste de garde de la clinique.</p>

 

 

 

 

Endovascular laser treatment (EVLT): Caring for your child at home after the procedure1227.00000000000Endovascular laser treatment (EVLT): Caring for your child at home after the procedureEndovascular laser treatment (EVLT): Caring for your child at home after the procedureEEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BodyVeinsNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2021-02-23T05:00:00Z6.9000000000000066.1000000000000574.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to properly care for your child at home after endovascular laser treatment.</p><p>Your child has had <a href="/Article?contentid=2448&language=English">endovascular laser treatment (EVLT)</a>. 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>Your child may have acetaminophen or ibuprofen for pain.</li><li>Your child may bathe 24 hours after the procedure.</li><li>If prescribed, your child must wear a high compression garment for six weeks.</li><li>Your child should avoid any major physical activity for six weeks.</li></ul><h2>Pressure garment</h2><p>Your child may be prescribed a high-pressure garment to wear. This garment must be worn day and night for the first5 to 7 days. After 5 to 7 days, the garment must be worn during the daytime only for five weeks.</p><h2>Bathing</h2><p>Your child may have a bath or shower 24 hours 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 the procedure. This 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 resume gentle activities 24 hours after the procedure. These include walking and going to school. Your child should avoid any major physical activity for six weeks. These include:</p><ul><li>activities played during gym class</li><li>contact sports</li><li>gymnastics</li><li>diving/swimming</li><li>bicycle riding</li><li>rollerblading</li><li>hockey</li><li>soccer</li><li>skiing</li><li>horseback riding</li></ul><h2>When to see a doctor</h2><p>Phone your child’s specialist, the Image Guided Therapy (IGT) clinic 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 treatment area that is not controlled with acetaminophen or ibuprofen</li><li>generalized swelling of the leg</li><li>skin blisters</li></ul><h2>Follow-up</h2><p>A follow-up visit will be arranged approximately six to eight weeks after the procedure. However, if your child has other future procedures to treat vascular malformations (sclerotherapy treatments) scheduled, a follow-up visit may take place one week prior to the next booked sclerotherapy.</p><h2>What to expect after EVLT</h2><h3>Your child may experience the following symptoms:</h3><ul><li>Bruising along the treated vein.</li><li>Swelling in the area where the vein was treated.</li><li>Slight tenderness in the treated area.</li><li>A "pulling" sensation in the leg where EVLT was done. This may occur a couple of days after the procedure. If your child is in pain, give them <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a> for 48 hours.</li></ul><h3>Discharge from the hospital</h3><p>Most children who have EVLT 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><img alt="" src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/endovascular_laser_caring_for_child_at_home.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/endovascular_laser_caring_for_child_at_home.jpgEndovascular laser treatment (EVLT): Caring for your child at home after the procedureFalse

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