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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

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Treating Oral Thrush (Checklist)

Dab Nystatin liquid onto the oral thrush, if approved by the doctor
5 Min, 4x day for 1 Weeks
Sterilize bottles, nipples, and pacifiers in boiling water
2x week
Look for thrush on the baby's inner cheeks and gums
2x week
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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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After tonsillectomy 8 days ago i'm still in a lot of pain, what is going on?

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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Treating Oral Thrush (Checklist)

have it cultured
once
gargle with salt water
once
take a probiotic
once
take an appropriate antifungal drug
once
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Can anyone give me suggestion on what to eat after a tonsillectomy, other than dairy products?

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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How long after a tonsillectomy will I be able to swim?

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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Treating Oral Thrush (Checklist)

Use prescription medication as directed
once
Nursing mothers: treat nipples with infant's medication at same time
daily
Use nursing pads; without plastic barrier if disposable
daily
Wash nursing bras/pads in hot water using soap & bleach
daily
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What foods do adults get after having a tonsillectomy?

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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Removal Of Tonsils (Definition)

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