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Administer medications as directed for pain (paracetamol and
ibuprofen are available from pharmacies without prescription).
Wash your child's hair every day so that the wound is kept
clean. Gently pat the head dry and be careful to avoid pulling or
putting pressure on staples. Staples or sutures will be removed at
the review appointment in the week after discharge.
Your child will probably be tolerating a regular diet soon after
surgery. After surgery your child should not engage in rough
activity. A helmet may be prescribed for your child to wear.
Your follow up appointment will be at one of the following:
If you are unable to keep your appointment please call to
Stephanie Wards (Craniofacial Co-ordinator) - 9345
Plastic & Maxillofacial Surgery Office - 9345 6583
Outpatient appointments - 9345 6180
Plastic Surgery Resident or Registrar - via switchboard on 9345