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Post-Operative Instructions for Tonsillectomy

FOLLOW-UP APPOINTMENT

  • Post-op check in 2 weeks is recommended
  • Call office to make an appointment.  Phone  912-287-1297

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • It is normal to have sore throat, ear pain, elevated temperature for several days after surgery.  Take pain medication and antibiotics as prescribed.  Tylenol for fever.
  • It is normal to have white patches in the throat where the tonsils were removed.  These are normal signs of healing.
  • It is not unusual to see sores and swelling on the tongue.
  • DO NOT expect to be completely pain free, even with strong medication.

DIET

  • Clear, cold liquids, such as Popsicles, apple juice, Gatorade, etc. for first 12 hours after surgery.
  • Cold, full liquids such as, ice cream, milkshake, etc. for 2 days, and then gradually progress to soft foods such as apple sauce, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, soup, eggs, grits, etc.
  • Avoid hard, crunchy foods until you come back for check-up.
  • DO NOT drink or eat any hot liquids or foods.  All liquids and foods should be room temperature or cooler.


ACTIVITY

  • You may be groggy for the rest of the day after surgery.  Limit your activities.
  • You should not do any strenuous physical activity for 2 weeks.  Children not to attend P.E. at school until after checked by the doctor.

WHEN TO CALL

  • If bright red bleeding occurs, immediately gargle with ice-cold water several times and if this does not stop the bleeding, call Dr. Ramesh, immediately.  If unable to reach Dr. Ramesh, go to the Emergency Room.
  • If you have elevated temperature of 102 or higher that does not respond to Tylenol.

MEDICATIONS

  • Take the prescribed antibiotics and pain medication as recommended. 
  • DO NOT take Aspirin.  Tylenol may be used for pain or fever.

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2004 Kandallu R. Ramesh, M.D., P.C.

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