Pain Management Program

Recognizing and Managing Pain in Your Preschooler

How do I recognize pain in my preschooler?

Preschoolers may display different behaviors when they are in pain or uncomfortable. Your preschool-age child may:

How do I help my preschooler manage pain?

Comfort your preschooler

Some suggestions include: 

Use touch to provide comfort

You can:

Help your preschooler focus on something other than pain

Encourage your child to:

If you have any questions, please ask your child’s doctor, nurse, or child life specialist.

Contact us

For more information about the Pain Management Program at CHOP or to schedule an appointment, please call 215-590-1409.

Reviewed by: the Pain Managment Program team
Date: August 2012

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