After the test, the electrodes are removed with acetone, which dissolves the glue. There will still be some white flakes of glue that you can wash out at home. When the test is finished, your child can play, eat and go to school as before.
Some children’s skin becomes irritated by the electrodes. This is more common in infants, those with sensitive skin, or for children whose test lasts a few days. If this happens, you can apply Aquaphor to the red areas or Neosporin to any open areas. Call your doctor if you notice the area is red or has any drainage.
A doctor reads the test (or tracing) and sends the results of the test to your child's doctor or clinic. You can call your doctor about a week after going home to get the results of the study.