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Do children need pain medication after surgery?

Infants and children do require pain medicine following a procedure. Doctors help alleviate pain with different medications.

Children may need pain medication after surgery. Children are remarkably resilient and bounce back from surgery without requiring a whole lot of prescription pain medication. Nonetheless, no surgical procedure is completely pain free, and no one wants to see a child suffer. Parents should discuss pain control in depth with their child’s surgeon.

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