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Does Tonsillectomy Take Away Your Taste Buds
My toddler will not eat after tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy because she says everything tastes horrible.Why is that?Is her taste buds damaged?
Tonsillectomy: Having your tonsils and adenoids removed is not a pleasant experience! a youngster is unfamiliar with the pain and discomfort that follows, and may simply be describing that as "food tasting horrible". I recommend that soft foods, non-acidic foods, ice pops, sherbet, and other soothing foods be included in her diet until she feels more "adventurous" and ready to return to her normal diet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A week: It depends on what you are doing, but it will take about a week to recover from a tonsillectomy. ...Read more
Depends: The older you get 20's, 30's etc. Will usually take about 10 days to feel you can function fairly well, but 2-3 weeks to feel good. ...Read more
Usually within: 1 to 2 weeks the uvula swelling has gone. Sometimes a swelling while last as long as a month. ...Read more
5 Minutes: Most patients are awake almost immediately after anesthesia. However, the effects last several hours making the patient's sleepy and groggy. Often patients have no memory of being in recovery room, and this is the lingering effects of the anesthesia. This situation is compounded by the pain medications/narcotics that you will have after the surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1-3 weeks: That coating is nothing to worry about, as gross as it can seem. It will slowly melt off over a 7-21 day period and then everything will look normal and pink again. ...Read more
How much time after adult tonsillectomy will my taste come back. It's been three weeks, and I still can't taste anything.
How long will it take for my stitches to dissolve after my tonsillectomy? It's been 4 weeks and there's a small amount still there.
4 to 8 weeks: Most of us don't use sutures for tonsillectomy. If you had a uvulopalatopharyngectomy or uppp that usually requires sutures. On follow up at 4 to 6 weeks we may try to cut any remaining sutures if they are annoying. Sutures are sometimes placed to control bleeding, or in a technique with no cautery they might be used to control bleeding. As above, they should be gone after a couple of months. ...Read more
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