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How can I tell if my child needs pain medication after surgery?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Look at the kid..

Verbally or, more importantly non-verbally, your kid will communicate if in pain.
Or take advice of the professional (doc, nurse practitioner, physician assistant) that knows your child the best, or has done the surgery. Then what medication, what dose, what frequency, what adverse affects to watch for are all guided by medical personnel, and generally should be written instructions.

In brief: Look at the kid..

Verbally or, more importantly non-verbally, your kid will communicate if in pain.
Or take advice of the professional (doc, nurse practitioner, physician assistant) that knows your child the best, or has done the surgery. Then what medication, what dose, what frequency, what adverse affects to watch for are all guided by medical personnel, and generally should be written instructions.
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