What can go wrong after a tonsillectomy?

What can go wrong after a tonsillectomy?

Complications can include moderate to severe pain, nausea, vomiting, airway obstruction with respiratory compromise, delay to oral intake, and primary or secondary bleeding (postoperative). In rare cases, a tonsillectomy gone wrong can even cause death (see more on the death rate below).

How long does it take for a toddler to recover from tonsillectomy?

It takes most children 7 to 10 days to recover from a tonsillectomy. Some children feel better in just a few days and some children take as many as 14 days to recover.

How can I help my child recover from a tonsillectomy?

Here are some general tips to help your child recover.

  1. Stay on top of your child’s pain.
  2. Encourage fluids and soft foods.
  3. Recognize the normal side effects of surgery.
  4. Keep an eye on your kid’s activity level.
  5. Know when to call the doctor.
  6. Follow up after a tonsillectomy.

Will my child sleep better after tonsillectomy?

In fact, about half of the children in the study who were found to have Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder before tonsil surgery no longer met criteria for this diagnosis one year later.

How long does it take for a 3 year old to recover from tonsillectomy?

In general, kids under 3 years old and those with serious sleep problems (like apnea) usually stay overnight. Depending on the type of surgery done, recovery after a tonsillectomy may take a week or more. Expect some pain and discomfort after the tonsils are removed, which can make it hard for kids to eat and drink.

How many days after tonsillectomy Do you feel better?

Most people will fully recover from a tonsillectomy in around 14 days, although some may take longer. During this time, pain medications and home care strategies can decrease discomfort. Those who have severe pain, vomiting, high fever, or lots of bleeding should contact their doctor immediately.

How do I get my toddler to drink fluids after a tonsillectomy?

Offer your child small amounts of fluids (half a cup) every hour during waking hours for the first few days after his/her tonsillectomy. Try cool fluids first such as water, cordial, ice blocks, and non-acidic fruit juices (ie apple juice) and soft drinks (let them stand to de-fizz first).

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