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A 29-year-old female asked:

is it normal for a child to get croup within 24hrs after a tonsillectomy? my 6 yr old sounds really croupy when he crys and coughs. what should i do?

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Dr. Kelly Kane
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Intubation?: sometimes for tonsillectomy they will put a breathing tube between the vocal cords to protect the airway and to breathe during the procedure. Sometimes this will cause irritation of the upper airway. As long as your child is not having any shortness of breath it should be ok; if he is then you should call the surgeon. Keeping your child hydrated and keep his room cool and humidified

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