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How long will it be after my tonsillectomy until I can eat real food?

How long will it be after my tonsillectomy until I can eat real food?

Depends: Every ENT doctor has a different answer. Some let people eat real food right away. I tell my patients to avoid foods and drinks that are hot, hard, spicy or acidic for 2 weeks. I like my patients to stay away from anything that can scratch, burn or irritate their throats while healing. No chips, fries, tomatoes, coffee, tea, lemon orange etc. Best for you to ask your doctor his/her preference. ...Read more

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How long before i can eat regular foods after tonsillectomy?

How long before i can eat regular foods after tonsillectomy?

Any time you want: I tend to not restrict diet in any way. Some ents say to stick to a soft diet but that is more of an older way of thinking. If there was something more difficult with your surgery your doctor may give you specific instructions on what not to eat- obviously follow that. Be sure to stay hydrated. Beyond that, hot, cold, dairy, bubbly, juice, bread, chicken, pizza, you name it... Chow down. ...Read more

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How long before i can eat semi-solid foods after a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy?

How long before i can eat semi-solid foods after a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy?

Following Day OK: The day after t&a you can eat cold, moist, soft foods (cereal, youghurt, pudding, etc). The 2nd day add egg and other soft food. Gradually advance your diet as you are comfortable. ...Read more

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Tonsillectomy, how long until you can have red foods?

Tonsillectomy, how long until you can have red foods?

There is no..: Contraindication to eating red foods after tonsillectomy. This prohibition was started because of a concern that a patient may not be able to tell red jell-o or liquids from blood when it's thrown back up. I think there's too much hype on this and personally allow my patients who are adults or older children to eat and drink any color food they want. ...Read more

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How long does my child have to be on a "soft food diet" after a tonsillectomy?

How long does my child have to be on a "soft food diet" after a tonsillectomy?

Ask the Surgeon: It really depends upon the surgery and results. Best answered by the surgeon. ...Read more

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When can toddler eat solid food after tonsillectomy?

When can toddler eat solid food after tonsillectomy?

8-10 days.: The critical period for healing after a tonsillectomy in the toddler age group is about 8-10 days. I believe solid food in very small pieces can be eaten at any time. But popsicles, milkshakes, custard, jello, gator aid are my recommendations for the first 10 days. A high carbohydrate, high protein and low fat diet is my recommendation for the first 8-10 days. ...Read more

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I can't eat solid/semi-solid food 12 days after tonsillectomy & adenectomy, what to do?

Wait it out: Popsicles, soup, and cold items to let swelling dissipate! Adult tonsillectomy is a real operation !! ...Read more

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Just finished recovering from tonsillectomy (13 days ago). Only had soft foods & Now I have the flu & can't eat. How can I get nutrition?

Just finished recovering from tonsillectomy (13 days ago). Only had soft foods & Now I have the flu & can't eat. How can I get nutrition?

Flu: It is important to stay hydrated. Get some Gatorade or Powerade and sip a little at a time. A milkshake with some egg white protein (pasteurized eggs) will help. ...Read more

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