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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Depends: If you're otherwise healthy, jello and ice-cream on the next day. ...Read more
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
Ask the Surgeon: It really depends upon the surgery and results. Best answered by the surgeon. ...Read more
I just had a tonsillectomy 9 days ago. When will the scabs come off & as soon as they come off will i be able to eat normal foods again?
It may: It may take another week. You may still not be able to eat solid foods. ...Read more
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
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?
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