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How should my child's pain be treated?

When your child is in pain, it's important to do everything possible to help. This includes both medical treatments, like giving medication, and nonmedical comforts, like playing soft music or holding her hand. You and your child's healthcare providers can work together to find the best pain management plan for your child.

Pain medications are designed to control the feelings of pain in all or part of your child's body. Especially at the beginning, most pain medications may control some or most of the pain, but not all of it. With time, medications should be able to control more of the pain. Your child may also be given medications to help control her fear and worry. Being able to relax will allow her body to focus more on healing physically.

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