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Can you use chloraseptic spray after having your tonsils removed to help with the pain?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
Not necessay: Following a tonsillectomy, a septic crust covers the surgically exposed tonsillar fossa or raw area that is exposed to the outside air. Inasmuch as the oral cavity is not sterile, the patient's normal immune response is all that is necessary to heal the raw surface. I would think that chloraseptic would cause more burning. However it would be safe to use.
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management 31 years experience
Yes: You can use it but the area should heal up shortly on its own without it.

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