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Is it normal to have a bad taste in the mouth after tonsillectomy

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Diaz
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: This should get better with time. By 3-4 weeks postop, you should be feeling better.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Blood: May give you a bad taste for a few days.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Sense of smell: Taste is augmented by the sense of smell. Having said that I'm not sure what is going on but I think you should check with your doctor or get another ... Read More
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A 10-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Coated tongue: Coated tongue may be due to debris ndbcteri ccumulating on your tongue after surgery.Dehydration may add to the oroblem.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsillectomy postop: What you are suffering sounds like a very typically post-op course. You have to expect the worst sore throat of your life and it will likely last abo ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: If your symptoms have been worsening like this, you need to see your doctor for an evaluation to see what's going on.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
No: If you are having symptoms months after your tonsillectomy I do not think this has anything to do with your surgery. Double check with your ENT or PCP ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Eric Yavrouian
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tonsillectomy: Yes. It can take a week or two for the tonsillar wound to heal. The white appearance is part of the healing process.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
7-10 days: 7-10 days. Try ibuprofen. Saline rinses.
A male asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Uvula: No smoking, alcohol, spicy foods, TCH for the next three weeks. Can suck on ice chips to decrease swelling.
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