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Care at home after laser treatment
Quiet activities today with close supervision. Normal activities tomorrow. Check with the physician regarding when your child can resume physical activities.
May go back to school tomorrow.
May have a bath tomorrow.
Apply Bacitracin ointment on the treated area 2 times a day for 10 days. Avoid direct exposure to the sun for 2 months. Apply sunscreen lotion (SPF 30) for protection against exposure to the sun. The bruising appearance will disappear within 10 days.
For pain, give Acetaminophen (Tylenol or Tempra) every 4 hours as needed.
Give water, apple juice, popsicle, flat Ginger ale or Jell-O for one to two
hours. If tolerated, proceed with a soft diet such as soup, yogourt, ice cream and cereal. Tomorrow,
he/she may be given a normal diet.
Parents please note
If you are concerned, please call the Montreal Children’s Hospital at 514-412-4400 and ask for the
physician on call for the
plastic surgery service
, or come to the emergency room of the hospital.
To download a printable checklist of this document,
Thao Le, N. & Julie Drolet, N. - Preoperative Assessment Clinic
Post-anesthesia Care Unit
7C Surgical Unit
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