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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sidman
39 years experience in 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
8 years experience in Dentistry
Can be easy : Especially if remove via a laser.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Rickert
16 years experience in 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Rickert
16 years experience in 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Connie Topliff
27 years experience in 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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sunil Ummat
34 years experience in 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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience in 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
14 years experience in 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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
14 years experience in 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
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Ritota
8 years experience in Dentistry
Cold foods: Ice cream.

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