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Thrush After Tonsillectomy
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?
Diflucan for 2 weeks fr thrush following tonsillectomy. My stomach has bother me today and I have diarrhea. Could the medicine be culprit.
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.
You have hit ..: The peak pain period. The pain cycle is like a rollercoaster. Just as it seems to be getting better it gets worse, usually day 7 to 10.This is also the peak bleeding time. What is happening is that the scab is starting to dissolve and come off. You should start feeling better again in 4 to 5 days. Sometimes thrush can also increase pain during this period. Look for a white coat on the tongue. ...Read more
Be careful: After tonsillectomy, there is a risk of bleeding, so you must be careful regarding your diet. Start with liquids and progress to soft foods - foods that do not require chewing such as oatmeal, mashed potatoes, etc. Your ENT surgeon should have a list of things that you can eat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually 10 days: I like my patients to avoid any strenuous activity that could result in raising their blood pressure and cause bleeding. Light exercise is ok (for my patients) after 10 days with heavier work outs at about 17 days. Most ENT doctors will vary somewhat on these recommendations. It is always best to ask your ENT as they would be the one who would have to deal with any complications you might have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not a fun time: Tonsillectomy can be a challenge for kids to recover from, and is even worse in adults. The patient will experience strep-throat-like pain (and also referred ear pain) with trouble eating for between 1 and 4 weeks-- a guesstimate of 1-2 weeks for under 12, 2 weeks for 13-20, 3 weeks for 21-31, 4 weeks for over 30. While it sucks, most don't regret it after it's done. Good luck! ...Read more
Same as kids: If you've had your tonsils completely out, you have a raw surface in your mouth. We tell people to eat a soft diet with minimal chewing so that there is less risk of encouraging bleeding from the raw muscle in the back of the throat. Concentrate on making sure you get enough fluids since that's way more important in the beginning. Also, don't forget your pain medication! ...Read more
What's the recovery like after a tonsillectomy? How long does it usually take to heal after a tonsillectomy?
Not fun: The recovery after tonsillectomy is quite painful. Most surgeons prescribe narcotic pain medicine, and the average patient takes it for 4-6 days. By 7-10 days most patients are able to resume normal diet. The other worrisome risk is bleeding from the tonsillectomy sites, generally occurs in 2-3% of cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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