Your child will have a sore throat and
dryness of the mouth but this will
improve. Eating and drinking should
resume and be encouraged as this
will prevent debris from collecting,
and help in recovery. The ‘pain killer’
given should be taken to relieve throat
discomfort and the entire course of
antibiotics to be completed.
The tonsillar beds at the back of the
throat will have a whitish coating in
the ensuing days of recovery. This is
the normal appearance of a recovering
wound in the mouth.
After the surgery, the child should
These precautions are advised to
prevent a very small risk of bleeding
from the tonsillar beds.
Oral hygiene should resume. Keeping
your child on a soft diet for 2 to 3 days
will help the wound to heal. Your child
can revert to a normal diet after that.
The child should stay at home for a
week after the operation and may
return to school after that. During this
first week, encourage small sips of plain
water frequently to keep the throat
moist and clean.
Children aged 12 and above should be
encouraged to gargle their mouth after
each meal to keep the throat clean.
Consult your doctor when:
Usually a single post-operative
follow-up date is given. Do keep the
appointment with the doctor, as
the follow-up care is important in
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