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Help! there's white coating on tongue after having tonsillectomy?

Help! there's white coating on tongue after having 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

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Why is my tongue numb after my tonsillectomy? Got them out 5 days ago. How long will it last?

Why is my tongue numb after my tonsillectomy? Got them out 5 days ago. How long will it last?

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 more

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I got a tonsillectomy on the 16th and my tongue is covered in this nasty beige layer that almost feels like a fuzzy blanket.?

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 more

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I have tongue cramping 5 days after a tonsillectomy, how do I fix/stop this?

I have tongue cramping 5 days after a tonsillectomy, how do I fix/stop this?

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 more

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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 more

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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.

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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My 3 y old had tonsillectomy from 3 days now he has a white spot in his tongue. He is in the antibiotic from more than one week. So worry help pls??

My 3 y old had tonsillectomy from 3 days now he has a white spot in his tongue. He is in the antibiotic from more than one week. So worry help pls??

No worry: It is not uncommon after a tonsillectomy, that children get a white coating on the tongue due to build up of dead cells on the surface from lack of friction from eating and mild dehydration. Push fluids, and when your child is eating normally again, it should resolve. Alternatively, anyone on antibiotics can develop a yeast infection or thrush which will usually clear when off antibiotics. ...Read more

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My 3 y old had tonsillectomy from 3 days now he has a white spot in his tongue. He is in the antibiotic from more than tonsillectomy week. So worry ?

My 3 y old had tonsillectomy from 3 days now he has a white spot in his tongue. He is in the antibiotic from more than tonsillectomy week. So worry ?

Possible thrush: I hope your son is feeling better after having his tonsils removed. What you are describing could likely be thrush which is a yeast infection due to post surgery antibiotics. Your physician could prescribe nystatin, or You could try dabbing white distilled vinegar on it, or having him eat yogurt with active cultures. Some people also recommend probiotics to restore bacterial balance. ...Read more

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