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what are some good gift ideas for a child recovering from a tonsillectomy?

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Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Gifts: Only give gifts that encourage calm activity, like books, etc. Activity must be kept minimal for 2 weeks.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

After a tonsillectomy, how quickly can a child play?

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Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Not long: As soon as he feels up to it he or she can play as much as they can tolerate.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Why is tonsillectomy in a child less likely to have complications?

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Dr. David Martin
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Tonsillectomy: Children routinely do better after all surgeries than adults. With tonsillectomy, the children have had fewer infections, and less resulting scarring, when the surgery is performed. I believe this leads to an easier surgery for the children and less pain. Feel better.

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