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10days postoperative tonsillectomy. I believe my mouth is full of thrush surgeon says didn't think so. But tongue and throatvery raw. What should I do?

10days postoperative tonsillectomy. I believe my mouth is full of thrush surgeon says didn't think so. But tongue and throatvery raw. What should I do?

Try Hydrogen Peroxid: Rinse and swish around in your mouth some diluted hydrogen peroxide. A few capfuls in an 1/8 cup of water. Then spit it out. ...Read more

Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Oral Thrush (Definition)

Oral thrush or oral candidiasis is a yeast infection of the mouth. White plaques are present on the inner side of cheeks of the mouth. The tongue may also have a white coat. Treatment is by antifungal liquid, tablets or troches. Thrush can occur when the normal flora of the mouth is disturbed such as during antibiotics, oral ...Read more


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Why am I still getting sick even after my tonsilectomy which I had on april 21 st. I have had numerous high fevers and came down with thrush.

Why am I still getting sick even after my tonsilectomy which I had on april 21 st. I have had numerous high fevers and came down with thrush.

Need more info: Do not know what you mean by "getting sick". In addition, thrush can occur after being treated with antibiotics, or could conceivably represent immune deficiencies. You need to see a doctor and have this fully evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I prepare for a tonsillectomy?

How can I prepare for a tonsillectomy?

Tonsillectomy: Prepare by having realistic expectations about your recovery. You well need to be out of work for 1-2 weeks minimum. Sore throat will be expected. Have lots of liquids particularly icy liquids as hydration is essential. Soft diet, and advance to regular as tolerated. Your doctor will likely prescribe pain medication if Tylenol/ibuprophen is not adequate. Expect low grad temps, bad breath. ...Read more

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What to eat its day 3 of tonsillectomy?

What to eat its day 3 of tonsillectomy?

Anything 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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Can you tell me what occurs in a tonsillectomy?

Can you tell me what occurs in a tonsillectomy?

Tonsillectomy: 30-45 minute surgical procedure under general anesthetic with a breathing tube in place. Through the mouth, the tonsils are removed, usually with a cautery pen without the need for knives or stitches. The surgery is easy to perform but the recovery, especially in adults, is not fun for 2-3 weeks because of a strep-throat-like sore throat. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What should I expect after an adult tonsillectomy?

Pain: That is the most frequent issue in postoperative recovery despite modern techniques like coblation tonsillectomy, using radiofrequency energy. You will have trouble eating anything solid for at least a week. You will need to drink plenty of fluids and get creative with nutrition during recovery, taking sustacal or other similar supplements. You will get through it and it usually is worth it. ...Read more

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What should I expect when getting a tonsillectomy?

What should I expect when getting a tonsillectomy?

Not a fun time: Tonsillectomy can be a challenge for kids to recover from, but it is even worse in adults. Anyone who tells you it will be easy is not being realistic. You will likely experience strep-throat-like pain (and also referred ear pain) for between 1 and 4 weeks-- figure on not being back to normal for 3-4 weeks. Not to scare you, as it really helps some, but it isn't walk in the park for adults. ...Read more

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Had a tonsillectomy yesterday & I keep coughing. Is this okay?

Had a tonsillectomy yesterday & I keep coughing. Is this okay?

Irritation: The surgery caused local inflammation around the back of the throat, which is the likely cause of your cough. The suggestion would be cool soothing liquids to keep the surgical area moist, and NSAIDS to reduce inflammation. I would avoid using strong pain killers and steroids to reduce inflammation unless swelling post-surgically is severe. ...Read more

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What are post tonsillectomy bumps?

The bumps...: In the tonsil bed during the healing phase usually indicates healing tissue called granulation tissue. This usually occurs just after the light scab has dissolved and the pink mucous membrane is appearing you can also get some enlargement of scattered lymphoid tissue on the back of the throat which is reactive due to the healing process in the tonsil bed. ...Read more

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What are side effects of Tonsillectomy?

Pain: Usually there is significant throat pain and difficulty swallowing for several days after the surgery. Other than that, there are usually no other problems and as the area heals the pain and swelling subsides. ...Read more

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What is a tonsillectomy surgery used for?

What is a tonsillectomy surgery used for?

Sleep apnea.: New understanding of sleep, teeth, tongue position and throat has made tonsillectomy relevant in children and adults with sleep apnea...Especially those with large tonsils. ...Read more

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Do tonsillectomies require urinary catheters?

Do tonsillectomies require urinary catheters?

No relation: Not at all, unless there are complication from the surgery. ...Read more

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What is tonsillectomy recovery like for a teenager?

What is tonsillectomy recovery like for a teenager?

Depends: Recovery can be different depending on the type of tonsillectomy. Partial intracapsular tonsillectomy seems to have less pain and a lower rate of post op bleeding than traditional total tonsillectomy. In general keeping hydrated helps, as does the use of post op steroids. They should be feeling better by 1 week give or take a few days. Aspirin rinses can also be helpful in reducing pain. ...Read more

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What are the criteria to get a tonsillectomy surgery?

What are the criteria to get a tonsillectomy surgery?

Choices: There are lote of reasons we recommend tonsillectomy:
*repeated infections, *commplicated infection, *asymmetry which is supicious for cancer, *enlargement that blocke breathing, speaking or swallowing, * bad breath and tonsil stones...
Knowing if it's right for a particular person depends on the conversation had with a physician. We have some guidelines to help decide. ...Read more

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Is tonsillectomy pain worse than tonsillitis?

About the same: However, one time pain having the tonsillectomy versus recurring pain with the chronic tonsillitis and poor quality of life; it is well worth having the surgery. ...Read more

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How are a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy different?

How are a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy different?

Different places: Your tonsils and adenoids do the same thing, but your tonsis are at the back of your throat and your adenoids are at the back of your nasal passage. You can see your tonsils when you open your mouth at the back of your tounge. The procedure to remove them is similar, but the tissue is in these different locations. ...Read more

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Is a tonsillectomy safe during pregnancy?

Is a tonsillectomy safe during pregnancy?

If necessary: If surgery must be done during pregnancy--for example, due to a tonsil abscess--the safest time is during 2nd trimester. But a physician anesthesiologist can give safe anesthesia if necessary at any stage or pregnancy. We use only meds with a long record of safety during pregnancy. If surgery is elective, though, best to wait. Tonsillitis can often be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Average adult weight loss with tonsillectomy?

Average adult weight loss with tonsillectomy?

UNLESS CHRONICALLY: Enlarged tonsils is causing sleep apnea, no weight loss is expected. If you have your tonsils removed though, because of the likelihood you won't be able to eat solids for several days, you may lose a couple pounds. ...Read more

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Can a tonsillectomy cause allergies to fruit?

Can a tonsillectomy cause allergies to fruit?

No: Tonsillectomy should have no correlation with development of food allergies. ...Read more

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How to stop getting hiccups after tonsillectomy?

Post op Hiccups: Put a small ice cubes in mouth and swallow them without chewing! ...Read more

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Can having a tonsillectomy reduce your gag reflex?

Sometimes: It isn't really well studied but some of my patients have told me the surgery helped with the gag reflux. You can't count on it, but if your tonsils are huge it stands to reason that decreasing the obstruction can open things up and diminish gagging in the presence of food or an upper respiratory infection. ...Read more

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Can you get a tattoo 2-4 days after tonsillectomy?

Can you get a tattoo 2-4 days after tonsillectomy?

Tattoo: I would suggest that you do not. Tattooing does introduce pathogens into the system and you probably already have some from the tonsillectomy. Please recover fully before you start doing anything like getting a tattoo ...Read more

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Can you get a tattoo 2 weeks before tonsillectomy?

Can you get a tattoo 2 weeks before tonsillectomy?

Sure: Just make sure the Tattoo place you go to is accredited, clean and practices safe, sterile procedures. ...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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How long after a tonsillectomy will I be able to talk?

A few days: Everybody is different. It depends on why the tonsils are coming out. Most adults are phonic in about 5 days. ...Read more

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How can I treat my acid reflex after a tonsillectomy :?

How can I treat my acid reflex after a tonsillectomy :?

H2 blocker or ppi: You can try an h2 (pepcid, zantac, (ranitidine) tagamet) otc or Prilosec or prevaci otc. If not better in 2 weeks or if having to continue taking these medications see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the reasons for a tonsillectomy / adenoidectomy?

What are the reasons for a tonsillectomy / adenoidectomy?

Indications for T&A: Indications for tonsillectomy with adenoidectomy include obstructive sleep apnea in children, recurrent tonsil and adenoid infections and suspicion of cancer. ...Read more

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Candidiasis (Definition)

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a specific group of fungi or yeast that usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body. Common symptoms include ...Read more


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