Anesthesia in Children
Anaesthesiology and Reanimation

Anesthesia in Children

    Anesthesia in Children

    Anesthesia is used to prevent pain during surgery. It is also used to help children breathe while they are under general anesthesia.

    Anesthesia is commonly given to children undergoing procedures that require general anesthesia, such as tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, or other surgeries. The goal of anesthetic drugs is to block the sensation of pain so that the child will not feel any discomfort during the procedure.


    General Anesthesia

    In addition to preventing pain, general anesthesia helps children breathe better during the procedure. This allows them to remain calm and comfortable throughout the operation.


    Local Anesthesia

    There are two main types of anesthetics: local and general. Both work by blocking nerve signals so that patients do not feel any pain. However, there are some differences between the two.

    Local anesthesia works only at the site where it is applied. This means that it will numb the area of the body where the injection is given. If more than one part of the body needs to be numbed, multiple injections must be given.

    General anesthesia works on the entire body. This means that it affects every part of the body. Patients who receive general anesthesia will still feel everything going on around them, but they won’t feel any pain. They will also need to stay awake during the procedure.



    Local anesthesia is often used when a patient has a small cut or sore that does not require stitches. In these cases, the doctor uses a needle to inject the anesthetic into the affected area.

    General anesthesia is usually used when a large incision is needed. During this type of surgery, the patient receives a sedative medication before the operation begins. This helps relax the muscles and makes the patient sleepy.

    The patient then receives a general anesthetic. This type of anesthesia blocks the nerves throughout the body. This allows the surgeon to perform the procedure without feeling any pain.


    Conscious Sedation

    There are two main types of anesthesia: conscious sedation and general anesthesia. Both types work by blocking the sensation of pain. However, there are some differences between them.

    Conscious sedation is typically used for minor procedures. A person receiving conscious sedation will receive a mild sedative medication. They will still feel pain, but they won’t be able to move or talk.

    General anesthesia is more intense than conscious sedation. People who undergo general anesthesia will receive a stronger dose of sedatives. They will also need to stay awake during the entire procedure.


    What Is General Anesthesia?

    General anesthesia is used when a patient needs to remain unconscious throughout an operation. This type of anesthesia is often used for major surgeries such as brain surgery, spinal cord surgery, and open heart surgery.

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