Excision of Nevus - Pediatric
- Explain to your child briefly about surgery and going to the hospital.
- Plan to take off work for a couple of days to be with your child.
- Your child may shower. No tub baths. The nurse will tell you how to care for the incision site before you leave.
- Dress your child in loose clothing, and avoid pulling clothing over the incision site.
- No gym class or recess until sutures are removed.
- Check the incision daily for signs and symptoms of infection: increased redness or swelling, red or hot incision, foul smelling drainage, or fever over 100° F (under arm), over 101° (by mouth or in ear) or 102° (rectal).
- Plan to visit your doctor in about 1 week.
Call Your Doctor
- Fever over 100º F for 2 readings taken 4 hours apart over 100°F (under arm), over 101°(by mouth or in ear) or 100.3°(rectal)
- Excess swelling
- Increased redness at incision site
- Bleeding or pus from incision
- Increase in pain
Your doctor’s office phone number is (608) 26________________ 8:00 – 4:30, weekdays.
After hours and weekends, the clinic number will give you the hospital paging operator. Ask for plastic surgery resident on-call. Leave your name and phone number with the area code. The doctor will call you back.
Toll free Hospital Number: (800) 323-8942.
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Last Updated: 07/29/2011
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