1. Removing the adenoids generally causes only mild discomfort. Should there be a complaint of pain, use over the counter Tylenol Elixir and/or Ibuprofen Elixir at the appropriate weight based dosage and frequency. Both medicines may be taken together every 6 hours if necessary to control discomfort. Do not use aspirin in children.
  2. Nausea is common for 48 hours after general anesthesia. If vomiting persists beyond 48 hours, please call our office.
  3. The diet after surgery for the first 24 hours should consist of liquids and easy to chew foods which are neither too hot nor too cold. After the first day, gradually resume a soft, regular diet as tolerated.
  4. After surgery there may be some occasional passage of fluids into the back of the nose when swallowing. This usually stops within a short time. Please call our office if this problem persists for more than 3 weeks.
  5. It is not uncommon for the voice to sound more nasal after adenoidectomy. The nasal airway is more open and thus the sound of the voice may be slightly different. These are normal, often temporary, and expected changes that do not mean the ability to speak or sing has been affected in any way. In reality the change is a sudden change back to “normal”, but it can take some time for family members to get used to the change.
  6. Bleeding is a rare problem after undergoing an adenoidectomy. If there is any bleeding from the nose or throat, please contact our office immediately at 704.289­.8220.
  7. Severe bad breath and neck pain on turning the head are common lingering symptoms and typically resolve in a week or two. Ibuprofen can help improve neck discomfort.