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.