Children have wounds that need care for many reasons. Your child may have a cut that needs care after surgery. Your child may have a cut or puncture wound from a fall during play or sports activities. Or your child may have a wound because of a boil or an abscess.
Whatever the cause of the wound, there are things you can do to care for it at home.
The doctor may also want your child to come back for a wound check. The wound check lets the doctor know how your child's wound is healing and if your child needs more treatment.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines your child takes.
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: March 20, 2017
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
& Thomas M. Bailey, MD, CCFP - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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