A member asked:

After tonsillectomy 3 weeks. my tongue is still sore. not my throat. hurts to yawn, sneeze. any kind of movement with tongue its just so sore. help!!

A doctor has provided 1 answer

Sore tongue: Could be from intubation, laryngoscope pressure, or post-op inflammation. Should heal up in next two months. Suggest soft diet. Limit salt. No alcohol, spicy foods, smoking, acidic foods. Take ibuprofen.

Answered 9/22/2020



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