Skin and muscle biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureSSkin and muscle biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureSkin and muscle biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Skin;Upper legSkin;Skeletal muscleProceduresAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2018-02-08T05:00:00ZDalia Bozic BScN, MN, NP-PHC;Michelle Cote BScN RN;Prakash Muthusami, MD;Joao Amaral, MD8.8000000000000063.6000000000000547.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Your child has had a skin and muscle biopsy. Learn how to care for them at home after the procedure.<br></p><p>Your child has had a <a href="/Article?contentid=3385&language=English">skin and muscle biopsy</a>. A skin and muscle biopsy is a procedure where a small piece of skin and small pieces of muscle are removed from your child (generally the thigh’s muscle) for testing.</p><p>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>A day or two after the skin and muscle biopsy, your child should be back to their normal self.</li><li>If your child has any pain, you can give them acetaminophen.</li><li>Your child can resume regular activities, except swimming, 24 hours after the skin and muscle biopsy.</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 has any of the following during the first 48 hours:</p><ul><li><a href="/Article?contentid=30&language=English">fever</a> greater than 38°C (100.4°F)</li><li>throwing up (<a href="/Article?contentid=746&language=English">vomiting</a>) that does not stop</li><li>significant swelling and redness around the biopsy site</li><li>bleeding or discharge around the biopsy site</li><li>severe <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/pain">pain</a> at the biopsy site</li></ul><p>If you have any concerns in the first 48 hours, call the IGT clinic at (416) 813- 7654 ext. 201804 and speak to the clinic nurse during working hours or leave a non-urgent message with the IGT clinic nurse.</p><p>If you have concerns and it is after working hours, see your family doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department or call The Hospital for Sick Children switchboard at (416) 813-7500 and ask them to page your referring doctor or the interventional radiology fellow on call.</p>

 

 

 

 

Skin and muscle biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedure3386.00000000000Skin and muscle biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureSkin and muscle biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureSEnglishOtherChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Skin;Upper legSkin;Skeletal muscleProceduresAdult (19+) CaregiversNA2018-02-08T05:00:00ZDalia Bozic BScN, MN, NP-PHC;Michelle Cote BScN RN;Prakash Muthusami, MD;Joao Amaral, MD8.8000000000000063.6000000000000547.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Your child has had a skin and muscle biopsy. Learn how to care for them at home after the procedure.<br></p><p>Your child has had a <a href="/Article?contentid=3385&language=English">skin and muscle biopsy</a>. A skin and muscle biopsy is a procedure where a small piece of skin and small pieces of muscle are removed from your child (generally the thigh’s muscle) for testing.</p><p>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>A day or two after the skin and muscle biopsy, your child should be back to their normal self.</li><li>If your child has any pain, you can give them acetaminophen.</li><li>Your child can resume regular activities, except swimming, 24 hours after the skin and muscle biopsy.</li></ul> <h2>Stitches</h2><p>Your child may have stitches in the skin at the biopsy site. These stitches will dissolve on their own.<br></p><h2>Dressing care</h2><p>Your child will have a dressing or bandage over the site of the biopsy. Take the dressing off after 24 hours if a scab has formed over the biopsy site.</p><p>If the dressing gets wet or dirty, take it off and replace it with a clean adhesive bandage. Your child may also have a bruise at the biopsy site which can take up to 10 days to go away.</p><h2>Bathing</h2><p>Your child may have a bath or shower one day after the biopsy, but try to keep the biopsy site dry until a scab has formed and it has healed.</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</h2><p>If needed, give your child acetaminophen for pain. Do not give your child any medicines that will thin the blood, such as acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) or ibuprofen, without checking with a nurse or your child's doctor first.</p><h2>Activity</h2><p>Your child can resume regular activities 24 hours after the biopsy. Avoid swimming for one week as the biopsy site needs to be kept clean.</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 has any of the following during the first 48 hours:</p><ul><li><a href="/Article?contentid=30&language=English">fever</a> greater than 38°C (100.4°F)</li><li>throwing up (<a href="/Article?contentid=746&language=English">vomiting</a>) that does not stop</li><li>significant swelling and redness around the biopsy site</li><li>bleeding or discharge around the biopsy site</li><li>severe <a href="https://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/pain">pain</a> at the biopsy site</li></ul><h2>Results</h2><p>Your referring doctor will receive the results of your child's skin and muscle biopsy. You will need to make a follow-up appointment with them to discuss the results.</p> <p>If you have any concerns in the first 48 hours, call the IGT clinic at (416) 813- 7654 ext. 201804 and speak to the clinic nurse during working hours or leave a non-urgent message with the IGT clinic nurse.</p><p>If you have concerns and it is after working hours, see your family doctor or go to the nearest Emergency Department or call The Hospital for Sick Children switchboard at (416) 813-7500 and ask them to page your referring doctor or the interventional radiology fellow on call.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Skin_Muscle_Biopsy_Site.jpgSkin and muscle biopsy: Caring for your child at home after the procedureFalse