Top 20 Doctor insights on: 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
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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.?
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
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?
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
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
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
4yr old had tonsillectomy. Has a grey/whitish coating on tongue. Also bad breath. Is this normal?
I am 10 days post op tonsillectomy and around day 6 I started getting this stinging burning pain near or on my tongue in the back edge left side.
Possible neuritis: There is a possibility that you could be suffering from what is referred to as a glossopharyngeal neuritis or neuralgia depending on the characteristics of your pain (i.e. sharp and transient vs. More continuous and burning). A neurological examination may be worth while. ...Read more
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?
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
Tubes in tonsillecto: Tonsillectomy is performed under general anesthesia and it requires intubation either thru mouth or nose. ...Read more
Not usually: Sometimes the taste can be affected, hopefully short term, by the operation itself. In order to expose the tonsils a device is used which pushes the tongue down. If the operation takes a long time this device can sometimes cause temporary damage to te tongue. Rarely this can last a long time with change in the sense of taste. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son is on his 7th day post tonsillectomy and he has white stuff inside of mouth is that an infection?
Is it possible to rip open the scabs if I open my mouth too much after tonsillectomy for brushing and/or chewing.?
Yes: Ulikely with the brushing, but with chewing, particulary what you are chewing you need to be carefull. ...Read more
I had a tonsillectomy approximately 2 months ago. I have a bad - not quite bitter taste in my mouth, but the worst part is I can't taste most things.
Sense of smell: Taste is augmented by the sense of smell. Having said that I'm not sure what is going on but I think you should check with your doctor or get another opinion ...Read more
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