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How Long do I eat frozen things if I get my tonsils removed?

How Long do I eat frozen things if I get my tonsils removed?

Do not need to: You do not need to eat frozen things after tonsil removal. Cold items are suggested in the first 24 hours to help reduce the swelling. ...Read more

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I removed a tonsil stone last night. Will the whole left behind ever close? I'm worried that every time I eat food will get in it.

I removed a tonsil stone last night. Will the whole left behind ever close? I'm worried that every time I eat food will get in it.

Nope: Those craters and crevices are part of your tonsils. You have what are called cryptic tonsils. That stone is made up of food particles and saliva. Gargling and water piks can help but the only way to get rid of them is by having them removed. ...Read more

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Gettin tonsil removed painful? How long u be sore for & can eat again. Any complications?

Gettin tonsil removed painful? How long u be sore for & can eat again. Any complications?

Pain after surgery: In young adults, a general anesthetic will be used for tonsillectomy. Once that wears off, there will be pain, which may require a strong analgesic every 4 hours or so. Bleeding is the most common complication. In the beginning, till the scab falls off, mainly drink cold or iced fluids, like gatorade. Avoid any acid (citrus) or spicy foods; soups, jello, ensure. When scab falls off, warm foods. ...Read more

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4 days ago I got a top tooth removed. I'm wondering how long does it take for the hole to heal? And how soon can I eat on that side of my mouth?

4 days ago I got a top tooth removed. I'm wondering how long does it take for the hole to heal? And how soon can I eat on that side of my mouth?

1-3 weeks: Depends on a number of factors. Likely 1-3 weeks. You can chew on that side as soon as there is no pain with chewing. ...Read more

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Got 1 upper left wisdom tooth removed. When can I eat normally meaning use both sides of my mouth? As of now I've been chewing away from surgical site.

Got 1 upper left wisdom tooth removed. When can I eat normally meaning use both sides of my mouth? As of now I've been chewing away from surgical site.

Wisdom Tooth: Give yourself a good week-then start with soft foods-make sure you keep the surgical site clean. Rinse with warm salt water-1/4 teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water or saline if they gave it to you to squirt the site-if it feels better and then changes after 3-4 days and starts to feel worse-go to see the surgeon right away as you might be developing a dry socket. ...Read more

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I'm a singer and probably getting my tonsils removed soon. I'm wondering if I should get my adenoids removed as well?

I'm a singer and probably getting my tonsils removed soon. I'm wondering if I should get my adenoids removed as well?

Adenoids?: Your surgeon should be able to evaluate your adenoids with a nasopharyngoscope. In your age group the adenoids are not removed routinely during a tonsillectomy. ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to get rid of tonsil stones other than getting my tonsils removed?

What is the most effective way to get rid of tonsil stones other than getting my tonsils removed?

Rid of Tonsil Stones: I do not recommend physically dislodging tonsil stones.
Warm salt water gargles or hydrogen peroxide gargles can be beneficial in removing tonsil stones.

Tonsillectomy remains the most effective way to prevent tonsilloliths and definitively treat patients with chronic bad breath (halitosis), chronic tonsillitis, persistent tonsillar swelling and chronic sore throat as a result of tonsil stones. ...Read more

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I get sinus infections regularly. Would getting my tonsils removed help with this?

I get sinus infections regularly. Would getting my tonsils removed help with this?

Unlikely: In children with chronic sinusitis, adenoidectomy can sometimes be very helpful. But while the adenoids are the cousins of the tonsils functionally, the tonsils are not removed for this issue. In adults, adenoids are typically no longer present as they shrink away with age, so that isn't a surgical option for sinusitis. And tonsillectomy is also not indicated for sinus issues in grownups. ...Read more

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When should I get my tonsils removed?

When should I get my tonsils removed?

You shouldn't unless: You meet surgical criteria. There was a time when tonsillectomies were done routinely without a specific indication. If you are having problems - see your ear/nose/throat doctor. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get your tonsils removed?

Does it hurt to get your tonsils removed?

Yes: Worse for adults than children. Depends on a lot of things such as size of tonsils, how often inflamed, technique of surgery, etc. ...Read more

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Does it hurt a lot to get your tonsils removed?

Yes but not too much: You will be under anesthesia, after that the pain is not bad ...Read more

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How to know if I need to get my tonsils removed?

How to know if I need to get my tonsils removed?

Tonsillectomy: It depends on the reason. If you are having Chronic tonsillitis or more than 3 episodes of acute tonsillitis per year fro 2-3 years, also if you are getting painful tonsil stones as well as airway oropharyngeal obstruction due to enlarged tonsills leading to swallowing or breathing problems. Your ENT will evaluate you for tonsillectomy indications. ...Read more

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How do I know if I need to get my tonsils removed?

How do I know if I need to get my tonsils removed?

4 possible reasons: There are 4 reasons that palatine (throat) tonsils may be ethically removed. 1.) a minimum of 3 documented episodes of acute suppurative (pussy) tonsillitis annually. 2.) extreme enlargement of the tonsils resulting in a sleep disorder. 3.) foul odor to the breath resulting from food particles getting caught in the tonsillar crypts. 4.) the complication of a peritonsillar abscess. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have to get my tonsils removed?

How do I know if I have to get my tonsils removed?

Check with an ENT: You should visit an ent-eyes, ears, nose and throat specialist- to find out whether you need this done. Typically, if you have frequent colds, suffer from severe seasonal allergies or the tonsils are so swollen that you are having trouble breathing and/or mouth breathing, then you may likely need the procedure. ...Read more

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How badly does it hurt to get your tonsils removed?

How badly does it hurt to get your tonsils removed?

Depends: This depends on how scarred down your tonsils are. This is t ypically directly related to the number of infections that you have had. It also depends somewhat on the technique your surgeon uses. Adults who get tonsillectomy for chronic and recurrent infections typically report substantial discomfort that oral analgesics will usually adequately address. ...Read more

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What to eat should I use when getting tonsils removed?

What to eat should I use when getting tonsils removed?

Soft foods: I will tell you how I treat post tonsillectomy patients with food after surgery. Please understand that you will have severe throat pain for about 10 days. Start with popsicles for 2 days, follow this with milkshakes for about 3 days. Custards, pudding, jello are good. Gatorade for sugar and electrolytes. You can eat anything as long as it is cut into very small pieces because it will hurt. ...Read more

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How should I know if I need to get my tonsils removed?

How should I know if I need to get my tonsils removed?

Tonsils out?: There are many reasons for removal of the tonsils -- recurrent tonsillits, usually at least six episodes in the last year or four episodes in the past six months; one tonsil larger than the other; large tonsils causing airway obstruction -- snoring or sleep apnea; peritonsillar abscess; and a seldom seen diphtheria carrier. ...Read more

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Could people get their tonsils removed in your country?

Could people get their tonsils removed in your country?

Yes, for good reason: Adults get tonsils removed mainly in this country for 1) treatment of sleep apnea, 2) clear obstructive swallowing, 3)recurrent infections, 4) tumor removal, 5) bad breath, or 6) history of recurrent peritonsillar abscesses just to name a few. All the best! ...Read more

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What are the qualifications to get your tonsils removed?

What are the qualifications to get your tonsils removed?

Tonsil criteria: Basic info on criteria for tonsillectomy in kids: 7 sore throat episodes in 1 year, 5 per year for 2 years in a row, or 3 per year x 3 years. Also, airway blockage (obstructive sleep apnea). Adult guidelines are similar but include other factors. Judgment must be used; I e loosen criteria if a patient is severely ill with episodes, has significant difficulty swallowing due to big tonsils, etc. ...Read more

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How to determine if I may need to get my tonsils removed?

How to determine if I may need to get my tonsils removed?

Tonsils: As an adult, we usually recommend removal if you have chronic tonsillitis, where you have three or more episodes of tonsillitis per year for 3 or more years. There are other criteria, but this would be one reason. If your tonsils are really large and obstructive, sometimes we'll take then out for that, too. ...Read more

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How much weight u can lose when u get your tonsils removed?

How much weight u can lose when u get your tonsils removed?

Weight loss: Hello, after tonsil surgery patients typically decrease their oral intake because of the pain with chewing and swallowing. This causes weight loss that you will usually recover within a few weeks of full recovery. The tonsils are small so by having them removed you typically will not notice any change in your weight at all. ...Read more

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Can I eat soft pizza after the 5th day of my tonsil removal?

Can I eat soft pizza after the 5th day of my tonsil removal?

Ask your ENT: Ask your surgeon what you should or should not be eating; fair question, should have input from your doc. ...Read more

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When you get your tonsils removed, does it hurt if you are awake?

When you get your tonsils removed, does it hurt if you are awake?

Tonsillectomy: If the procedure is performed under local anesthesia, the patient is given a local pain-numbing injection, much like your dentist numbs your mouth for certain dental procedures. ...Read more

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Do you think I should or do you think I should not get my tonsils removed?

Do you think I should or do you think I should not get my tonsils removed?

That depends: What did your ear nose throat physician recommend? Your doctor will tell you if you have medical indications for a tonsillectomy. In the oldern days, lots of people had their tonsils removed - now there are stricter criteria for when it is appropriate. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get your tonsils removed?

Is it safe to get your tonsils removed?

Mostly, but why?: Tonsils used to removed far more often than is the practice now. You need to ascertain why the tonsils may need to be removed. If essential, the procedure is generally safe. ...Read more

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Can you get tonsillitis if you have had your tonsils removed?

No: However, you can still get infections of the throat. It's really pharyngitis not tonsillitis since the tonsils are (or in your case, were) part of the pharynx. ...Read more

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Can they drug test you before you get your tonsils removed?

Can they drug test you before you get your tonsils removed?

Drug problem?: Drug testing is not typically done prior to surgery unless the clinician thinks you may have a drug problem that can make surgery dangerous. However, the question may mean that you're taking drugs you shouldn't be. If you or people around you believe this is a problem, see a psychiatrist or other mental health professional for help. Hope this answer helps. ...Read more

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If I get my tonsils removed, will that make me lose my singing voice?

If I get my tonsils removed, will that make me lose my singing voice?

Are you professional: If you make your living singing then removing your tonsils may adversely affect the quality of your singing voice. The throat is part of the vocal tract which modulates the quality of sound. If your tonsils are removed, that area can scar and change the way that sound is formed. If you are not a professional then the change in your voice would be more difficult to notice and less of an issue. ...Read more

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How many days do I have to wait to eat pizza after having my tonsils removed?

How many days do I have to wait to eat pizza after having my tonsils removed?

At least 10 days: Hard crust and tomato sauce can irritate a raw area in the throat. Generally need to wait at least 10 days to 2 weeks. Best to ask your surgeon after your post op follow up visit to be sure the lining in the area of the tonsil is completely healed. ...Read more

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I keep getting these white things on my tonsils that smell really terrible. I get to take it out from time but it is never permanently removed. How do?

I keep getting these white things on my tonsils that smell really terrible. I get to take it out from time but it is never permanently removed. How do?

Tonsilliths - yuck: The best way I know of, that helps some but not all, is to get a water pik water flosser from the toothbrush aisle or online and use it to "pressure wash" your throat up to 2x a day as needed.

That can sometimes pop out existing tonsilliths (tonsil stones) and prevent new ones from forming, and help bad breath and sore throat.

Having your tonsils out should be a last resort. ...Read more

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My tonsils were removed. Can I still get mono?

My tonsils were removed. Can I still get mono?

YES: The germs of mono do not care whether you have tonsils or not. If exposed and susceptible, they will enter your body through your mouth/throat and find tissue to invade. You may not have throat swelling as prominent as you would with tonsils, but being without them does not make you immune. ...Read more

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Could someone get their tonsils removed while having braces on?

Could someone get their tonsils removed while having braces on?

Yes: Braces will not interfere with the surgery. Removing enlarged and/or infected tonsils may facilitate the Orthodontic care. ...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

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