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How Long Does It Take To Recover From An Adenoids And Tonsils Removal Operation
How old?: Depending on how old the patient is and how 'tough' they are, the recovery can take anywhere from 5 days to 3 weeks. Kids always seem to bounce back faster than adults so long as they have adequate pain management. It's very important to make sure that the patient is getting a lot of hydration to avoid bleeding and help with pain. ...Read more
Adenoids are lymphatic tissue found in the airway behind the nose in the back of the throat. Adenoids are made up of the same type of tissue as the tonsils. Both help fight infections. However, unlike the tonsils, they cannot be seen by looking in the throat. Adenoids are found in children and begin to regress before puberty. In children, enlarged adenoids can cause obstruction of the nasal airway leading to difficulty breathing, breathing through the mouth, nasally voice, ...Read more
Infants?: Tonsil and adenoid surgery is rarely indicated in infants, unless the tonsils are so large that they cause a serious sleep disorder. Therefore, most children do not have a need for tonsil and adenoid surgery until about 3 years of age. These children do very well after surgery and require about 10 to 14 days of recovery. Indications for surgery need to be discussed with an ENT surgeon. ...Read more
What is the process of getting your tonsils and adenoids removed for a 3 year old. Would she have to miss daycare after the surgery?How long?
My 2 yr old son is going to take out his tonsils n adnoids. Please tell me the risk of surgery n everything I should know. He suffer from sleep apnea.
What do you suggest if my tonsils removed, my adenoids removed and a septoplasty all done in one operation?
My son went adenoid & tonsil operation wen 4 (now 6). Now he is feeling same symptoms as breathlessness. Please suggest what should I do.?
Get the INFO: The best way is to get all the info you can about your surgery. Make sure you know what to expect, what to do before, and what to do after. Know how to get a hold of your doctor if there is a problem. This knowledge will give you that sense of calm. Otherwise, make sure you take your pain medicine every 4-6 hours as directed by your md. Even if you have to wake up from sleep to take it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if I am getting tonsil and adenoid surgery, my dad wants to wait until christmas break, but idont want to waitconsuler about it?
Sorry: Without context - I am not sure what the issue is. ...Read more
My 5 yr son is to enter next week to tonsil n adenoid remove surgery is it recommendable since he's had fever at least once per month since december ?
Depends on cause: If it is chronic infections, then one can treat with antibiotics for each infection. If there is repeated infections, then one can continue to treat with antibiotics or surgery. If it is due to airway blockage, many will try nasal steroid sprays, and anti-allergy medication to decrease the size of the tonsils and adenoids. If that is not effective, then typically surgery is recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i be on a latent TB treatment and go in for surgery to remove my tonsils and possibly my adenoids?
Yes: Latent TB is not a clinical or obvious illness. So you are not contagious...Therefore surgery on your tonsils/adenoids should not be any problem if you are otherwise healthy and fit. ...Read more
My daughter is having surgery to have tonsils and adenoids removed on thursday august 8 i'm worried what should I expect?
Strep-like pain: The surgery only lasts 30-40 minutes in most cases and she will be asleep for any painful part. Most go home the same day. You will have to constantly be encouraging her to drink to stay hydrated- she should pee 4-5x a day. The pain is similar to a strep and she will likely receive prescription pain medicine of some sort. There will be a lot of mucous and bad breath for 1-2 weeks. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: If your ear nose and throat doctor has recommended tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy as well as sinus surgery then that is a reason to have them out at the same time. If they are not bothering you at all then there's no reason to have them operated on. I routinely combine tonsil and nasal surgeries all the time without any difficulty. It's more cost-effective and better to have only one anesthesia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
He had his tonsils and adenoids removed on Tuesday August 15th. The taste seems to just start today, but swallowing has been a problem sine day after surgery. ?
Tonsils: Taste will normally return with 10-14 days. Swallowing should get better by the day. Keep to liquids, soft foods,. No mouthwashes. No spicy foods for 2-3 weeks. Can use anesthetic lozenges, e.g. cyclone. can get some prednisone if swallowing function is overly affected, decreases swelling and inflammation. ...Read more
Uri: Whether or not to proceed with surgery will be the judgment of the anesthesiologist. Upper respiratory infections are very common in patients presenting for tonsil surgery. It is likely the the surgery will proceed if the patient does not have other systemic or pulmonary symptoms. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Son can not breathe through nose which is always congested. Tonsils and a adenoids are large and surgery has been recommended. Is this the only way ?
See below: Discuss this with your ent. Some decrease in the size of tonsils and adenoids can be expected with growing older. Some of the size increase can be treated with nasal steroids. If there is alteration of sleep cycles, or behavioral problems then surgery may be the best option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
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