Health Tip: Keeping Kids in Pain Comfortable

Suggestions that don't involve medication

(HealthDay News) -- Pain may slow a child's recovery from illness or injury. Medication can help, but there are other ways to keep kids comfortable.

The University of Michigan Health System advises:

  • Offer plenty of love, comfort and support. Soothe your child with extra hugs and cuddles.
  • Keep your child calm and don't let him or her feel anxious, which can worsen pain.
  • Try heat therapy or cold packs, soothing music or gentle massage.
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