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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Ask the Surgeon: It really depends upon the surgery and results. Best answered by the surgeon.

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Same as kids: If you've had your tonsils completely out, you have a raw surface in your mouth. We tell people to eat a soft diet with minimal chewing so that there ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Tylor
19 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Any time you want: I tend to not restrict diet in any way. Some ents say to stick to a soft diet but that is more of an older way of thinking. If there was something mo ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Tonsil: Very common. Can take weeks to get better. Hang in there
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Owens
34 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Think soft and bland: The texture of the food should be soft after tonsil surgery. Warm or cold temperature is generally fine, and depends on patient preference. Avoid a ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Jaindl
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
There is no..: Contraindication to eating red foods after tonsillectomy. This prohibition was started because of a concern that a patient may not be able to tell red ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Diaz
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
4 weeks: I tell all my patients to wait 4 full weeks. Sounds draconian, some ents will say only 2 or 3, but in my opinion better safe than sorry. 4 weeks.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
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Take it easy: There’s no point rushing your child on day 0 post tonsillectomy. Cold fluids including ice cream 🍦 usually work fine as they don’t exacerbate pain an ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Food stuck: Gargling may help but if it is firmly trapped it will have to be picked out. It may be something you should review with your surgery doctor. Modifying ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
It may: It may take another week. You may still not be able to eat solid foods.
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