Managing Pain at Home
Hi Guys my name is Grace. I am a wife, mother and I work as a full-time blogger. I am also living with Sickle Cell Disease.
Visits to the hospital aren't always ideal
As a mother leaving my child to be in the hospital isn’t always ideal, especially when you have young children. For me, I like to do as much pain management at home so ensure that there is no disruption in child’s routine.
My at-home pain management plan
In this video, I am sharing what I do to manage my pain at home. Please remember that these are just tips and what works for one person may not work for the other person. Although pain management at home is preferred for most, sometimes it requires more intervention. So if going to the hospital is what is needed, do so.
- Step #1: Pain medications
Step #2: Get cozy
Step #3: Apply a menthol rub
Step #4: Take a moment to relax and rest
Step #5: Stay hydrated
Watch the video to learn more!
Editor's Note: Be sure to talk to a health care provider prior to making any changes to your at-home pain management plan.
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