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Is it normal to lose taste buds after the removal of the tonsils and adenoids?

Is it normal to lose taste buds after the removal of the tonsils and adenoids?

Taste and tonsils: generally speaking taste is the domain of the taste buds located on the posterior section of the tongue. Removal of tonsils and adenoids should not affect taste directly. However occasionally post operatively the taste buds are affected with symptoms of decreased sense of taste. It should resolve over the matter of weeks. If persistent I would follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Rickert
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Adenoids (Definition)

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


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I've had my adenoids removed and a partial tonsillectomy yet i still have tonsil stones gathering down deep in my throat. I can taste and smell them. ?

I've had my adenoids removed and a partial tonsillectomy yet i still have tonsil stones gathering down deep in my throat. I can taste and smell them. ?

Tonsil stones?: Without tonsils do not know how you think you have tonsil stones "deep in throat". This sounds as if you may have an esophageal diverticulum or other collection of decaying tissue in a pocket or outpouching of tissue. See an ENT doctor and have this examined. Good luck. ...Read more

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Removal of tonsils in most of my boomer adult friends. Why did they do that to us kids?

Removal of tonsils in most of my boomer adult friends. Why did they do that to us kids?

Tonsillectomy: I'm not sure i understand your question. Sometimes in the past tonsils were removed without the restrictions of today (some related to insurance more than medical reasons.). ...Read more

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Can I give chlorseptic after removal of tonsils?

Yes: Chloroseptic spray in moderation is okay to use after tonsillectomy. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery after getting tonsils and adenoids out?

5-10 days.: It usually takes about a week to recover from t&a surgery, give or take a few days. ...Read more

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What're the most common problems affecting the tonsils and adenoids?

Breathing/infecitons: Breathing issues due to large tonsils and adenoids are the biggest problem. Snoring/sleep disturbed breathing and obstructive sleep apnea affect many people and tonsils and adenoids can be a big part of that. Chronic tonsil and adenoid infections can cause chronic throat infections that adversely affect a person's well-being as well. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after getting tonsils and adenoids taken out?

1-2 weeks: Typically it takes 1-2 weeks to recover. The exact time depends mainly on the patient and partly on the method of tonsil removal. Think of your worst sore throat -- that is where you start at right after the tonsils are removed. ...Read more

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Just had my tonsils and adenoids removed. What food am i allowed to eat?

Just had my tonsils and adenoids removed. What food am i allowed to eat?

Whatever you can: Tolerate. For first few days, swallowing will be hard. Cold liquids feel better. Popsicles are classics. Also jello. Cold ensure (even in a shake or smoothie) will be better nutrition. Then try soft puréed foods (applesauce, soups). In 5-7 days you should be able to swallow more solid food if chewed well. I tried pepperoni pizza at day 4-didn't feel very good, but got better after that. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Rickert
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Tonsils And Adenoids (Definition)

Tonsils and adenoids are lymph tissue located at the back of the throat. Lymph tissue is an important part of the immune system, and are sites where white blood cells communicate and ...Read more


Dr. Dale Tylor
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Removal Of Tonsils (Definition)

A tonsillectomy is the surgical ...Read more