Anesthesia is a medicine given during surgery or a procedure so that your child won't feel pain. It helps keep your child relaxed and calm during the procedure. The type of anesthesia your child has will depend on his medical history, any allergies he has to medicines, the results of tests and a physical exam, as well as the type of procedure that your child is having.
The main types of anesthesia are local, conscious or (IV) intravenous sedation, regional, and general.
While your child is asleep, he will have a tube in his throat to help him breathe and to make sure he gets enough oxygen. The tube may be removed before your child wakes up after the surgery.
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If you have any questions, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for more information. Be sure to keep all appointments for provider visits or tests.