Pain control in the pediatric patient

Dermatol Clin. 1998 Jul;16(3):609-17. doi: 10.1016/s0733-8635(05)70256-4.


This article reviews current methods of pediatric pain control. Nonpharmacologic approaches to painful procedures are reviewed with emphasis on developmental stages and how the perception of pain modifies patient response. Practical tips for minimizing the pain of injections and cryotherapy presented. Pharmacologic approaches to pain control including dosage charts and a discussion on side effects, as well as the safety of these agents, is discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Analgesia / methods*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Cryotherapy / adverse effects
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Injections / adverse effects
  • Lasers / adverse effects
  • Pain / prevention & control