Port insertion: Caring for your child at home after the procedure

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Learn how to properly care for your child at home after a port insertion.

Key points

  • Keep the chest and neck area as dry as possible for at least two days.
  • When your child has healed from the initial insertion, there will be no special care for your child’s port at home.
  • Give your child acetaminophen for pain.
  • Avoid physical activities for two weeks.
Last updated: November 18th 2020