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Administer medications as required for pain (paracetamol and
ibuprofen are available from pharmacies without prescription).
Antibiotics are prescribed to help treat the infection. Take
these as directed and seek medical attention if your child is not
able to take the antibiotics.
Keep the hand elevated in a sling while your child is awake. The
sling can be taken off at night and the hand elevated on pillows.
Keeping the hand still helps the body to fight the infection.
You will be given instructions by your doctor regarding when to
change the dressings.
Your follow up appointment will be at one of the following:
If you are unable to keep your appointment please call to
Plastic & Maxillofacial Surgery Office - 9345 5391
Outpatient appointments - 9345 6180
Plastic Surgery Resident or Registrar - via switchboard on 9345