Acute Pain, Pediatric
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Acute pain is a type of sudden pain that may last for just a few days or for as long as three months. It is often related to an illness, injury, or a medical procedure. Acute pain may be mild, moderate, or severe.
Pain can make it hard for your child to do their daily activities. It can cause anxiety and lead to other problems if it is not treated. Treatment may not take all the pain away, but it may lessen the pain so your child can move around and tolerate it. Treatment depends on the cause of the pain and how severe it is. Acute pain usually goes away once your child's injury has healed or your child is no longer ill.
Managing pain, stiffness, and swelling
These symptoms may be an emergency. Do not wait to see if the symptoms will go away. Get help right away. Call 911.
This information is not intended to replace advice given to you by your health care provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you have with your health care provider.
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