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Esophageal dilatation: Caring for your child at home after the procedureEEsophageal dilatation: Caring for your child at home after the procedureEsophageal dilatation: Caring for your child at home after the procedureEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years)EsophagusEsophagusNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2020-11-16T05:00:00Z10.000000000000057.6000000000000512.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to care for your child at home after an esophageal dilatation.</p><p>Your child has had an <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=3901&language=English">esophageal dilatation</a>. Esophageal dilatation is a technique used to stretch and enlarge a narrowed area of the esophagus (the tube in your body that carries food and liquid from your mouth to your stomach). 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>Go to the nearest Emergency Department if your child is vomiting or having trouble swallowing fluids.</li><li>Give your child liquid or chewable <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> for pain.</li><li>Your child should avoid eating solid foods for the first 24 hours after the procedure.</li><li>Your child can go back to school and resume their regular activities the day after the procedure.</li></ul><h2>When to see a doctor</h2><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><a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=30&language=English">Fever</a> greater than 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>Vomiting blood</li><li>Inability to swallow or drink fluids</li><li>Severe <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/pain">pain</a></li><li>Difficulty breathing</li><li>Dizziness and pale colour</li><li>General weakness</li></ul><h2>Discharge from the hospital</h2><p>Most children who have undergone an esophageal dilatation go home the same day. Your child will be ready to go home about six to eight hours after the procedure. Occasionally some children will stay overnight after the procedure 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>
Dilatation de l’œsophage: Soins à domicile de votre enfant après l’interventionDDilatation de l’œsophage: Soins à domicile de votre enfant après l’interventionEsophageal dilation: Caring for your child at home after the procedureFrenchOtherChild (0-12 years)EsophagusEsophagusNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-03-27T04:00:00Z7.0000000000000068.0000000000000321.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p> Si votre enfant souffre d’une dilation de l’œsophage, ces renseignements vous expliquent comment bien assurer des soins à domiciles de votre enfant suivant l'intervention.</p><p>Si votre enfant souffre d’une dilation de l’œsophage, les renseignements ci-dessous vous expliquent comment bien assurer des soins à domiciles de votre enfant suivant l’intervention. </p><h2>À retenir </h2><ul><li>Rendez-vous au service d’urgence le plus proche si votre enfant vomit ou a de la difficulté à avaler des liquides.</li><li>Donnez de l’acétaminophène (Tylenol<sup>MD</sup>) à votre enfant pour le soulagement de douleur.</li><li>Donnez des liquides à votre enfant comme du jus de fruit, de la soupe ou de la crème glacée. Si votre enfant y réagit bien, il peut reprendre une alimentation normale dans les 24 heures suivantes.</li><li>Votre enfant peut retourner à l’école et peut reprendre ces activités normales le lendemain de l’intervention. </li></ul><h2>Quand consulter un médecin </h2> <p>Communiquez avec votre spécialiste, le centre de thérapie guidée par l’image ou rendez-vous au service d’urgence le plus proche immédiatement si votre enfant présente un des signes suivants : </p> <ul> <li>température supérieure à 38 °C (100,4 °F)</li> <li>vomissements sans arrêt</li> <li>incapacité d’avaler ou de boire des liquides</li> <li>douleurs sévères</li> <li>vomissement de sang</li> <li>vertiges et pâleur de peau</li> <li>faiblesses généralisées </li> </ul><h2>À l’hôpital SickKids </h2> <p>Si vous avez des préoccupations au cours des 48 premières heures, appelez le centre de thérapie guidée par l’image (TGI) pendant les heures d’ouverture au (416) 813-6054 et demander à parler à un infirmier. Après 48 heures, veuillez communiquer avec votre médecin de famille. Si vous remarquez des rougeurs ou des éruptions cutanées sur la peau de votre enfant 2 à 4 semaines après l’intervention, veuillez communiquer avec le centre de thérapie guidée par l’image au (416) 813-6054. </p>

 

 

 

 

Esophageal dilatation: Caring for your child at home after the procedure1228.00000000000Esophageal dilatation: Caring for your child at home after the procedureEsophageal dilatation: Caring for your child at home after the procedureEEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years)EsophagusEsophagusNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2020-11-16T05:00:00Z10.000000000000057.6000000000000512.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to care for your child at home after an esophageal dilatation.</p><p>Your child has had an <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=3901&language=English">esophageal dilatation</a>. Esophageal dilatation is a technique used to stretch and enlarge a narrowed area of the esophagus (the tube in your body that carries food and liquid from your mouth to your stomach). 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>Go to the nearest Emergency Department if your child is vomiting or having trouble swallowing fluids.</li><li>Give your child liquid or chewable <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> for pain.</li><li>Your child should avoid eating solid foods for the first 24 hours after the procedure.</li><li>Your child can go back to school and resume their regular activities the day after the procedure.</li></ul><h2>Bathing</h2><p>Your child can have a bath or shower the day of the procedure.</p><h2>Meals</h2><p>Your child should avoid eating solid foods for the first 24 hours after the procedure. Once at home, continue giving your child fluids, such as juice, soup or ice cream. Gradually introduce soft foods, such as mashed potatoes, pudding, and yogurt back into their diet. If your child is able to tolerate this well, they can go back to eating what they would 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>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 will thin the blood, 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>If your child is feeling well enough, they can return to normal activities the day after the procedure. This includes school.</p><h2>When to see a doctor</h2><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><a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/Article?contentid=30&language=English">Fever</a> greater than 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>Vomiting blood</li><li>Inability to swallow or drink fluids</li><li>Severe <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/pain">pain</a></li><li>Difficulty breathing</li><li>Dizziness and pale colour</li><li>General weakness</li></ul><h2>Discharge from the hospital</h2><p>Most children who have undergone an esophageal dilatation go home the same day. Your child will be ready to go home about six to eight hours after the procedure. Occasionally some children will stay overnight after the procedure 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/esphoageal_dilation_caring_for_child_at_home.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/esphoageal_dilation_caring_for_child_at_home.jpgEsophageal dilatation: Caring for your child at home after the procedureFalse

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