Nerve block: Caring for your child at home after the procedure

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How to take care of a child at home after they have received a nerve block. Learn about when to give other medicines, and potential problems to watch for.

Key points

  • Protect the limb that had the nerve block.
  • Use the medicine prescribed or recommended by your child's doctor.
  • Give your child pain medicine before the nerve block wears off.
Last updated: November 10th 2009