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Dr. TED FEDER
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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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?

Dr. TED FEDER
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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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?

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

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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
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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.

Dr. Martin Raff
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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.

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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Dr. Michael Jaindl
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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After tonsillectomy 8 days ago i'm still in a lot of pain, what is going on?

Dr. Michael Jaindl
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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After tonsillectomy 8 days ago i'm still in a lot of pain, what is going on?

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

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Dr. Ertan Esmer
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Can anyone give me suggestion on what to eat after a tonsillectomy, other than dairy products?

Dr. Ertan Esmer
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Can anyone give me suggestion on what to eat after a tonsillectomy, other than dairy products?

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 more

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Dr. David Astrachan
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
32 years in practice
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How long after a tonsillectomy will I be able to swim?

Dr. David Astrachan
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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How long after a tonsillectomy will I be able to swim?

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 more

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Dr. Dale Tylor
Board Certified, Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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When after tonsillectomy does the pain take to get better?

Dr. Dale Tylor
Board Certified, Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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When after tonsillectomy does the pain take to get better?

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

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Dr. Ronda Alexander
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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What foods do adults get after having a tonsillectomy?

Dr. Ronda Alexander
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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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

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Dr. Jonathan Owens
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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What's the recovery like after a tonsillectomy? How long does it usually take to heal after a tonsillectomy?

Dr. Jonathan Owens
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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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 more

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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When can I smoke after tonsillectomy ?

Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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When can I smoke after tonsillectomy ?

How about never ? : Smoking is one of major risk factors for head and neck cancers. Sucks having a voice box brosef! terribad way to go! in all seriousness, take this opportunity to quit. It's just not worth it! by the way, I do admire the courage to ask when you can smoke to a forum full of doctors ;-). ...Read more

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