What can I expect after a tonsillectomy adenoidectomy?
Your child may have bad breath, “stuffy nose” and drainage for 7 to 10 days after surgery. This is normal and will go away as he or she heals. Your child may have ear pain up to a week after surgery and it may be worse at night. This is normal and is coming from the tonsil area.
What’s the medical term for tonsillectomy?
Tonsillectomy (ton-sih-LEK-tuh-me) is the surgical removal of the tonsils, two oval-shaped pads of tissue at the back of the throat — one tonsil on each side. A tonsillectomy was once a common procedure to treat infection and inflammation of the tonsils (tonsillitis).
How long does it take to recover from a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy?
Full recovery from a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy typically takes about one to two weeks. During that time, it’s important for your child to drink a lot of fluids, eat soothing and soft foods, such as ice cream and pudding, and avoid any rough playing.
What are the long term effects of having your tonsils and adenoids removed?
We found that tonsillectomy was associated with a nearly tripled risk of upper respiratory tract diseases, and that adenoidectomy was associated with doubled risk of COPD and upper respiratory tract diseases and nearly doubled risk of conjunctivitis.
How long do night terrors last after tonsillectomy?
Your child may experience night terrors which may last for three to four weeks. Starting the day after the surgery, your child may have a bath or a shower. Your child’s breath may be unpleasant after the tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy. This will get better as the throat heals.
Why does your breath stink after adenoid removal?
Bad breath (halitosis) is common for a few days after the adenoids are removed using electro-cautery. This is because the back of the nose is slightly charred. The smell usually settles after a few days, and antibiotics are often given after adenoidectomy to reduce the smell.
Why does it hurt to yawn after a tonsillectomy?
This is normal and is due to the cauterization of the tonsil blood vessels that forces the uvula to swell up until the glands develop an alternative drainage pattern. This can cause patients to have a sensation of something in their throat and feel that their throat is “blocked”.
What is the worst day after a tonsillectomy?
Things typically get worse days two and three. From there, the pain will ebb and flow, with days seven and eight often being the worst. The best advice I can give about managing pain after tonsillectomy is as follows: Stay hydrated. take pain medicines on a strict schedule. Run a humidifier. Ice the affected area often.
What are the pros and cons of a tonsillectomy?
– Recovery pain – Bleeding risk – Cost – Disturbed sense of taste – Time required
What should I expect after a tonsillectomy?
Bad breath,which is caused by the scabs left by the surgery
What is the recovery time after tonsillectomy?
One to 2 days after surgery. The first stage,1 to 2 days post-op,you will likely feel very tired and have throat pain.