With careful management, many children with hemophilia can live relatively healthy lives with a normal lifespan.
Managing your child's hemophilia may include:
- Taking part in activities and exercise, but avoiding those that may cause injury. These include soccer, rugby, wrestling, motocross, and skiing.
- Receiving special care before surgery including dental work. Your child's doctor may advise factor replacement infusions. These increase the child's clotting levels before the procedures. Your child may also get the specific factor replacement infusions during and after the procedure. These maintain the clotting factor levels and to improve healing and prevention of bleeding after the procedure.
- Preventing dental and gum problems with proper dental hygiene.
- Getting immunizations under the skin instead of in the muscle to prevent bleeding in the muscle.
- Avoiding aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
- Wearing medical identification (ID) in the case of an emergency.