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How to recover after tonsil removal?



The most important advice that anyone can give you about recovering from a tonsillectomy is to drink water. But, drinking as well as eating would be extremely painful, especially when the throat is dry. Force yourself to drink enough water and keep the bottle by your side.

You'll find eating food very difficult. You should eat cold food in the first few weeks, especially ice creams that will numb your throat and hydrate you. Avoid rough food because it could scrape your throat and cause more pain, although some doctors recommend rough food because it apparently cleans the wound and speed up recovery process. Eat a lot of pasta, scrambled eggs or even baby food (don't be ashamed). Avoid spicy foods or tomato based or chilli sauces.

There will be bleeding from the wound, but it is small amount so you shouldn't be worried.

Make yourself comfortable, especially during the sleeping time.

The last, but not the least important are medications, which are critical during your tonsillectomy recovery. You're probably prescribed with both a painkillers and antibiotics. Use them regularly.

After the scabs fall off (up to 14 days), your recovery will be rapid. Read, watch favorite TV shows or movies. I used to enjoy Breaking Bad during my tonsillectomy recovery. :)

Good luck.



will tonsilectomy stop the ' something stuck in back of throat" feeling that i have been feeling for over ayear? will life return to normal after tonsilectomy? i want to know before taking the risk.  thanks