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White Tongue After Tonsillectomy
Don't panic: White coating of the tongue is not a serious problem. Usually is reflection of other problems (like use of antibiotics, digestive issues, bad oral hygiene) .Due to your recent surgery once you start eating normal food and brushing better white coating will go away. If it persists longer then 2 weeks see you physician. ...Read more
More time needed: If tonsillectomy was 5 days ago, the tonsil beds are undergoing the process of sloughing, where the surgical areas lose the clotted "scabs" that form after removal of the tonsils. The muscles around the tonsils are sore from the recent surgery, and it's impossible to move your tongue without disturbing these areas - it's likely the cramping will decrease in time, but check in with your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wait...: This type of surgery occasionally can cause this unwanted result. If your symptoms still remain more than 3 weeks you should have this surgery reviewed by the treating doctor. Hope to recover sensitiveness ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got a tonsillectomy on the 16th and my tongue is covered in this nasty beige layer that almost feels like a fuzzy blanket.?
Scab: You will develop a scab over the area where your tonsils were removed. It will be moist because of your mouth. You should make sure it is not thrush (yeast in the mouth). Make sure your tell your surgeon about this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a tonsillectomy 5 days ago now and last night my tongue started cramping up and it still is cramped this morning. How do I fix this ?
Talk 2 surgeon: Always talk to your surgeon about any complications & concerns that occur after your surgery/procedure. In fact, during your pre-op consultation, you should ask possible & common complications & concerns and what to do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tonsillectomy recovery day 7. Is there a way to speed up the tongue healing? Still having intense pain on tongue, worse than pain everywhere else.
Time: Unfortunately there is no way to speed up the healing process. At day seven pain should be substantially improved, so if you are having severe pain, you should see your surgeon. ...Read more
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello. I have a itchy red lump in my throat, of approximately 2 mm in size, only visible when I'm using a tongue depressor. I discovered it because I have some random pain in my throat, especially when I'm laughing. I had a tonsillectomy at 10. Should I w
Depends...: If oral sex....worry about herpes, HPV, syphilis lesion If tobacco user.....worry about malignant lesion. If none of above....it may be a simple bacterial/viral infection......see PMD. ...Read more
Ask your ENT: Ear pain after tonsillectomy is the rule and not the exception. Pain medicine can help. Motrin is being used increasingly- ask your ENT if they are okay with that. Also, they may consider a dose of steroids. Stay hydrated and this will pass, but it could take a week or more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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