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What should I do if my child's pain is not controlled?

Many pain medications don't get rid of all the pain but can help reduce it to a more comfortable level. The goal is to find the most pain relief with the fewest side effects and risks. If the medication is not controlling your child's pain, tell your healthcare provider. The doctor may try to find another method of pain management or may ask for the advice of a pain specialist. If you feel your child's needs are not being met, you can ask for the opinion of another doctor.

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