Home treatment may help relieve your
child's hip pain, swelling, and stiffness. If your child will cooperate, use
the following tips. If your child becomes upset or will not cooperate, do not
force your child.
Rest. Have your child rest and protect the sore
hip. Have your child stop, change, or take a break from any activity that may
be causing pain or soreness.
For sleep, put your child on the side that does not have a
Gently rub your child's hip to relieve pain and
help blood flow.
If the swelling is gone,
heat can be put on the area. Your child can carefully
begin normal activities. Moist heat with a hot water bottle or warm towel may feel good to your child.
Medicine you can buy without a prescription
Try a nonprescription
medicine to help treat your child's fever or pain:
Talk to your child's doctor before switching back and
forth between doses of acetaminophen and ibuprofen to treat a fever. When you
switch between two medicines, there is a chance your child will get too much
Be sure to follow these
safety tips when you use a nonprescription medicine:
Carefully read and follow all labels on
the medicine bottle and box.
Give, but do not exceed, the maximum
Do not give your child a medicine if he or she
has had an
allergic reaction to it in the past.
Your child does not want to bear weight on the side of the hip injury.
Symptoms do not get better with home
Symptoms become more severe or more frequent.
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June 04, 2014
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