What days are worst after tonsillectomy?

Anecdotal evidence from several ENT departments suggests that pain following tonsillectomy is worst on the second and/or third days after surgery.

How many days after tonsillectomy Do you feel better?

It takes most children 7 to 10 days to recover from a tonsillectomy. Some children feel better in just a few days and some children take as many as 14 days to recover.

Can I drink alcohol 5 days after tonsillectomy?

An adult must stay with you after surgery and overnight if you have had a general anesthetic. Do not drink alcohol for 24 hours following surgery as its effects will add to those of the anesthetic.

What can you eat 3 days after tonsillectomy?

Try soft foods and cool drinks to ease throat pain, such as:

  • Jell-O and pudding.
  • Pasta, mashed potatoes, and cream of wheat.
  • Applesauce.
  • Low-fat ice cream, yogurt, sherbet, and popsicles.
  • Smoothies.
  • Scrambled eggs.
  • Cool soup.
  • Water and juice.

Does it hurt when tonsil scabs fall off?

The scabs from tonsil removal fall off sometime between 5 to 10 days after surgery. The scabs usually start falling out in small pieces. The scabs can sometimes fall off without warning and are occasionally painful.

What to expect after your tonsillectomy?

Depending on the type of surgery done, recovery after a tonsillectomy may take a week or more. Expect some pain and discomfort after the tonsils are removed, which can make it hard for kids to eat and drink.

How do you remove tonsils in adults?

Tonsillectomy procedure. There are several different ways to remove tonsils. One common method is called “cold knife (steel) dissection.” In this case, your surgeon removes your tonsils with a scalpel. Another common method for tonsillectomy involves burning away the tissues through a process called cauterization.

What to expect when you get your tonsils out?

Tonsillectomy scabs are a normal process of having your tonsils removed. As tonsil wounds heal, the scabs will fall off on their own. During the recovery process, you may be uncomfortable. The most common side effect is a sore throat, which may last up to 10 days after surgery.

What to expect after adenoidectomy?

The first few days after adenoid surgery can be uncomfortable. A sore throat and swelling occur, along with fever and ear pain. Hydration is important in helping with pain and keeping the throat lubricated. A sore throat can last for up to three weeks after surgery.