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My child is not talking normally after having her tonsils out last week?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Her throat hurts

It is a full two week recovery from a tonsillectomy.
Having them tonsils out will improve her health overall over the next few months. In the meantime her throat will hurt as it heals and that will affect her talking. If it continues, mention it to your ENT on follow-up which is usually at the two week mark.

In brief: Her throat hurts

It is a full two week recovery from a tonsillectomy.
Having them tonsils out will improve her health overall over the next few months. In the meantime her throat will hurt as it heals and that will affect her talking. If it continues, mention it to your ENT on follow-up which is usually at the two week mark.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Ronda Alexander
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Space management

Please start by taking her back to the surgeon who took her tonsils out.
One of the things that determines the sound of the voice is how much space the soundwaves have to bounce around in before they exit the mouth. With the tonsils gone, she ought to have more room so things can sound off. Is she having leakage of air from the nose when speaking? This can be vpi- velopharyngeal insufficiency.

In brief: Space management

Please start by taking her back to the surgeon who took her tonsils out.
One of the things that determines the sound of the voice is how much space the soundwaves have to bounce around in before they exit the mouth. With the tonsils gone, she ought to have more room so things can sound off. Is she having leakage of air from the nose when speaking? This can be vpi- velopharyngeal insufficiency.
Dr. Ronda Alexander
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