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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sidman
40 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
5-10 days.: It usually takes about a week to recover from t&a surgery, give or take a few days.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
9 years experience Dentistry
Can be easy : Especially if remove via a laser.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Rickert
17 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Breathing/infecitons: Breathing issues due to large tonsils and adenoids are the biggest problem. Snoring/sleep disturbed breathing and obstructive sleep apnea affect many ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Rickert
17 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
1-2 weeks: Typically it takes 1-2 weeks to recover. The exact time depends mainly on the patient and partly on the method of tonsil removal. Think of your worst ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Connie Topliff
28 years experience Family Medicine
Whatever you can: Tolerate. For first few days, swallowing will be hard. Cold liquids feel better. Popsicles are classics. Also jello. Cold ensure (even in a shake or s ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Painful: Tonsil and adenoid surgery is usually painful but in a way that i like to call " controllable pain". Medications work well to keep the pain bearable. ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: What kind of tips/advice are you asking for? Immediate postoperatively or in long term? In short term, avoid crunchy sharp foods as this can elicit po ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
15 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No hard/crunchy food: Check with your surgeon on his/her preferences. In general, ENT doctors recommend a strict soft diet for a full 2 weeks after surgery. That means noth ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
15 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No hard/crunchy food: Check with your surgeon, but most will recommend a strict soft diet for a full 2 weeks after surgery. That means nothing with hard or crunchy edges. T ... Read More

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