Esophageal dilatation: Caring for your child at home after the procedure

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Learn how to care for your child at home after an esophageal dilatation.

Key points

  • Go to the nearest Emergency Department if your child is vomiting or having trouble swallowing fluids.
  • Give your child liquid or chewable acetaminophen for pain.
  • Your child should avoid eating solid foods for the first 24 hours after the procedure.
  • Your child can go back to school and resume their regular activities the day after the procedure.
Last updated: November 16th 2020