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What is tonsillectomy recovery like for a teenager?
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Dr. David Rosen
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Depends
Recovery can be different depending on the type of tonsillectomy.
Partial intracapsular tonsillectomy seems to have less pain and a lower rate of post op bleeding than traditional total tonsillectomy. In general keeping hydrated helps, as does the use of post op steroids. They should be feeling better by 1 week give or take a few days. Aspirin rinses can also be helpful in reducing pain.

In brief: Depends
Recovery can be different depending on the type of tonsillectomy.
Partial intracapsular tonsillectomy seems to have less pain and a lower rate of post op bleeding than traditional total tonsillectomy. In general keeping hydrated helps, as does the use of post op steroids. They should be feeling better by 1 week give or take a few days. Aspirin rinses can also be helpful in reducing pain.
Dr. David Rosen
Dr. David Rosen
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
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In brief: Nothing special
The recovery period is usually unremarkable.
The first few days the patient may require some soft diet due to discomfort with swallowing. Liquids should be tepid rather than too hot or cold. There may be some visible coating in the beds where tonsills used to be. He may need to take some Ibuprofen to help reduce the postoperative pain and inflammation.

In brief: Nothing special
The recovery period is usually unremarkable.
The first few days the patient may require some soft diet due to discomfort with swallowing. Liquids should be tepid rather than too hot or cold. There may be some visible coating in the beds where tonsills used to be. He may need to take some Ibuprofen to help reduce the postoperative pain and inflammation.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Nothing to worry
The recovery period is usually unremarkable.
The first few days the patient may require some soft diet due to discomfort with swallowing. Liquids should be tepid rather than too hot or cold. There may be some visible coating in the beds where tonsills used to be. He may need to take some Ibuprofen to help reduce the postoperative pain and inflammation.

In brief: Nothing to worry
The recovery period is usually unremarkable.
The first few days the patient may require some soft diet due to discomfort with swallowing. Liquids should be tepid rather than too hot or cold. There may be some visible coating in the beds where tonsills used to be. He may need to take some Ibuprofen to help reduce the postoperative pain and inflammation.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Thank
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Nothing special
The recovery period is usually unremarkable.
The first few days the patient may require some soft diet due to discomfort with swallowing. Liquids should be tepid rather than too hot or cold. There may be some visible coating in the beds where tonsills used to be. He may need to take some Ibuprofen to help reduce the postoperative pain and inflammation.

In brief: Nothing special
The recovery period is usually unremarkable.
The first few days the patient may require some soft diet due to discomfort with swallowing. Liquids should be tepid rather than too hot or cold. There may be some visible coating in the beds where tonsills used to be. He may need to take some Ibuprofen to help reduce the postoperative pain and inflammation.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Thank
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Nothing special
The recovery period is usually unremarkable.
The first few days the patient may require some soft diet due to discomfort with swallowing. Liquids should be tepid rather than too hot or cold. There may be some visible coating in the beds where tonsills used to be. He may need to take some Ibuprofen to help reduce the postoperative pain and inflammation.

In brief: Nothing special
The recovery period is usually unremarkable.
The first few days the patient may require some soft diet due to discomfort with swallowing. Liquids should be tepid rather than too hot or cold. There may be some visible coating in the beds where tonsills used to be. He may need to take some Ibuprofen to help reduce the postoperative pain and inflammation.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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