Removing the adenoids without the tonsils generally causes only mild discomfort. If there is throat, ear or neck pain, use over-the-counter Tylenol and Ibuprofen together at the appropriate weight-based dosage every 6 hours. Do not give asprin to children.
Nausea is common for 48 hours after general anesthesia. If vomiting persists beyond 48 hours, please call our office at 704-752-7575.
Diet 24 hours after surgery should consist of cool liquids and soft foods, which are neither too hot nor too cold. After the first day, resume a soft, regular diet as tolerated. It is best to avoid citrus and spicy foods for a few days.
After surgery, there may be fluids that flow up into the nose when swallowing. This usually stops within a few weeks. Please call our office at 704-752-7575 if this problem persists for more than 3 weeks.
Bleeding rarely occurs after undergoing an Adenoidectomy. However, if there is any severe bleeding from the nose or throat, please contact our office immediately at 704-752-7575.
After an Adenoidectomy, patients may experience severe bad breath and neck pain when turning the head. These symptoms are common and should resolve within 2 weeks. Ibuprofen can be used to control neck discomfort. The bad breath will go away in time and does NOT mean that there is an infection.