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Caring for Your Child Following Their Tonsillectomy

May 26th, 2016 | 1 min. read

By Houston ENT & Allergy

If you're scheduling an appointment with our clinic to have your child's tonsils removed, it's important to be informed about what to do before the procedure, as well as how to care for your son or daughter following their tonsillectomy. At Houston ENT & Allergy in Kingwood, our doctors and nurses will make sure your child is comfortable, and that you understand exactly what will be happening in the operating room. When they come out of surgery, they may be a little groggy, but they should be able to go home the same day.

Tips for Recovery

It's important for your son or daughter to get plenty of rest following surgery, and it's possible he or she will have a sore throat or pain in the jaw, ears, or neck area. There are a few things you can to do help them during recovery:

  • During the first few days, a diet of warm broth, applesauce, and ice pops will help soothe a sore throat.
  • Avoid giving them hard, crunchy, or spicy foods, as these could irritate a sore throat.
  • Children's pain relievers can help, but be sure to talk with your doctor before giving any medication.
  • If your child is running a fever or experiences bleeding following surgery, be sure to contact us right away.

Your child should be able to go back to school within a week or so, but it's okay if it takes longer than that for their throat to heal. With their tonsils now removed, you won't have to worry about them experiencing chronic sore throats or swollen glands in the future.

Contact our ENT clinic in Kingwood today to schedule your tonsillectomy appointment.