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Getting A Uri During Tinsillectomy Recovery
Is it ok to take Manuka honey 15+ nine days post tonsillectomy having had a couple of post surgery bleeds?
Should be ok: Manuka honey is known for its antibacterial and nutritional properties, and may be helpful in the healing process. Under most circumstances, there are no dietary restrictions regarding honey (assuming no allergy), but since your personal surgeon is more familiar with you and your bleeds, he / she should be also contacted for clarification. ...Read more
I have acute tonsillitis and cholesteatoma. is tonsillectomy required before mastoidectomy. And how painful is it post operation?
It will hurt: degree depend on your particular surgery and your pain tolerance. ...Read more
Yes: Yes no more or less safe than any other time of the month. ...Read more
After a full thyroidectomy a year ago, i keep getting sore throats, can there be a connection to the operation please?
2 months after sinusotomy, antrostomy, turbinoplasty and setoplasty, i caught a cold from someone. Will this make my sinusitis reoccur?
Sinusitis: The surgeries you had are designed to improve sinus drainage and improve nasal airway not prevent sinus infection. You may get sinus infection again but will drain easier and develop less complications. ...Read more
Rapid recovery: Young children post tonsillectomy should be seeing daily improvements with regards to oropharyngeal pain and generalized post surgical malaise. His surgeon will give you specifics about eating and drinking hot and cold foods but using anti inflammatory drugs like Motrin will be helpful. Full recovery is expected in weeks. Make sure you keep follow up appointments with the ent. ...Read more
Is it ok to get a tattoo on my upper arm 10 days before a tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy, and streptoplasty?
Tatoo: Yes, but it will be hard to remove in the future if you change your mind. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on how extensive the procedure and who is doing it. In my patients they have sponge in their nose overnight. That sponge is removed the next morning and they can go about their regular activities. Usually it takes a few days to feel "normal." i ask them not to engage in any activities that raise their blood pressure in the first week including sexual relations. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
3yr old son had is having difficulty breathing and snoring while sleeping after a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy 2 days ago.is this normal.
Tonsils: although there can be some swelling after surgery, i would give the surgeon a call ...Read more
Is root canal worse than getting a tattoo? During and post procedure? And how long does a rct last?
Not even close!: The only time a root canal is "bad" is when the treatment is delayed and the tooth becomes infected/abscessed. So don't wait. Otherwise, root canal therapy is no worse than a "filling" procedure. Couple of injections for numbing, maybe a third if already infected and"hot." tattoo is thousands of injections! ouch! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 8 year old had surgery for infective endocarditis and IV antibiotics for 6 weeks post op. What are the chamces of getting it again?
Talk to your doctor: Treatment with IV antibiotics for 6 weeks is the recommended treatment, but your doctor can tell you specifically how much, if any, chance there is of it happening again. It depends on the germ, the antibiotics, how long it had been going on, the surgery, and the child's overall health. Your heart doctor is the one who needs to specifically answer your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Always get a flu (cough, cold, sore throat, yellow phlegm) within a week after exercise. A 1 hour gym class and I'm sick. How to prevent this pls?
Exercise/infection: There is some evidence that parameters of immune function can be slightly diminished with intense exercise but this is more than balanced by the beneficial effects of exercise. The probability here is that you are being exposed to classmates with infections that are transmitted to you, and not that your immune system is being compromised. ...Read more
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