Advertisement

How should I care for my child after an appendectomy?

After an appendectomy, your child will probably not be in any pain when she leaves the hospital. Just in case she needs it, however, your child will be sent home with pain medication.

The incision will be easy to take care of if there has been no infection. Leave the Steri-strips in place for at least two weeks. If your child has complications, make sure you have been taught how to care for her before leaving the hospital.

Do not give your child a bath for at least five days after the operation. Instead, let her take showers or sponge baths. The Steri-strips should be carefully patted dry to keep them from coming off.

You can feed your child all the foods that normally make up a healthy diet.

Continue Learning about Appendectomy

How are appendectomies performed?
Jumo HealthJumo Health
Doctors perform appendectomies through two to three very small incisions in the belly. Doctors give ...
More Answers
What should I expect after my child's appendectomy?
Intermountain HealthcareIntermountain Healthcare
After your child's appendectomy, nurses will make every effort to keep your child comfortable, cle...
More Answers
When should I call the doctor after my child's appendectomy?
Intermountain HealthcareIntermountain Healthcare
After your child's appendectomy, call your doctor if:Your child has a fever above 101 degrees F th...
More Answers
What is an appendectomy?
Sigma NursingSigma Nursing
An appendectomy is a surgery to remove the appendix (small finger-shaped pouch at the end of the fir...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.