What To Do After Tonsillectomy
Many adults and many children have a tonsillectomy to avoid the problems of chronic tonsillitis. If you will be undergoing the procedure or your child will be, you may be wondering what you should expect during recovery. Many people worry about the recovery time frame and they worry that it may be extremely painful. However, with the right information, this does not have to be the case. In fact, by knowing more what you can expect after the tonsillectomy, you can be prepared to recover with ease.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind after your tonsillectomy
- Take the prescribed medication. Whether you are given something as a prescription or you are ordered to take over the counter medication, ensure that you take it as you are told to. This will help to manage the pain.
- Make sure you are getting plenty of fluids. You absolutely do not need to get dehydrated during recovery.
- You must ensure that you get enough rest. Even though it is an outpatient surgery, it is still hard on the body. Getting bed rest will ensure a quicker recovery from a tonsillectomy.
With this information in mind, it should be quite easy to recover. If there are any symptoms of concern or complications, it is important to call the doctor immediately to avoid unwelcome problems. Some of the complications that could arise but that are rare include the following: fever, dehydration, and bleeding. After the tonsillectomy, if you experience any of the complications, ensure that you call the doctor immediately in order to have the complications managed as soon as possible.
After your tonsillectomy, you will need to expect a recovery period that will involve some discomfort. By being prepared for the recovery and by following the doctor’s orders properly, you can recover quickly and without excessive discomfort.
If you have any questions after your tonsillectomy please do not hesitate to contact us.