Non-pharmacologic Options to Reduce Kid’s Pain

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What can be done when a child is in pain--and medications are not the best solution? Presenters at the Pain Week conference suggested that physical  interventions, distraction, and relaxation may be very useful techniques. For an infant, a pacifier dipped in sucrose, or a warm blanket, or ice for injuries may help. Distraction may reduce pain up to 25%. For the older child, stories, games, and interacting with an electronic device maybe helpful.

PositiveTip: Being patient, loving, and creative may help kids in pain deal with the trauma without medications.