When are you fully healed after tonsillectomy?
There may be discoloration where the tonsils were removed. When the area is healed completely in about 3 to 4 weeks, the discoloration will be gone. You should plan on resting at home for at least a week after the tonsillectomy, and limit activity for 2 weeks. There is a risk of bleeding after a tonsillectomy.
Why can’t I open my mouth all the way after tonsillectomy?
Why is it hard to open my mouth? This is due to the jaw muscles going into spasm. Chewing gum for older children and adults may be helpful.
What can you eat day 8 after tonsillectomy?
Stick to soft, easy-to-swallow foods, such as applesauce, custard, yogurt, creamy breakfast cereals (oatmeal, Malt-o-Meal), pudding, soup, cottage cheese, mashed potatoes, refried beans, and pureed fruits. Most people stick to a soft diet for a day or two after surgery. After that, you can try introducing other foods.
How long do you have to sleep elevated after tonsillectomy?
Postoperative Instructions for Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy. Activity Level: Light activity and adequate rest are recommended for the first few days. Sleeping with the head elevated 30 to 45 degrees or in a recliner for 3-4 days will reduce the swelling in the throat.
How long will your uvula be swollen after tonsillectomy?
This swelling usually lasts 5-7 days after surgery. Begin with clear liquids immediately after surgery and increase to full liquids such as soup or broth with soft diet often by dinner time the day of surgery. Diet can return to near normal after 10 days and completely normal after 2 weeks.
Is it okay to swallow tonsil scabs?
The scabs usually fall off in small pieces. There may also be a small amount of bleeding. Most people swallow the scabs, often without realizing.
How long will my uvula be swollen after a tonsillectomy?
What can I eat 9 days after tonsillectomy?
When will my tonsillectomy scabs heal?
This is what can be considered a clear sign of healing. Day 11-12: If you ask a person the most painful days of his/her tonsillectomy recovery, it would be these days. This is mainly because of the sensitive new skin that keeps appearing on the raw scabs.
What happens on the day of tonsillectomy?
Day 1: Generally this the day of the surgery. Thanks to pain meds, many people don’t feel any pain, even though their tonsils were completely removed. Although in some cases of extreme bleeding, your doctor may ask you to stay in the hospital tonight, else you can get back to your home immediately.
When can I return to work after a tonsillectomy?
Day 13 -14: This is the day, you can consider being the last day of your tonsillectomy recovery. By this time you can clearly see your surgical site to be almost healed. You may even start feeling normal and some people may even get back to work by this time.
How to get rid of canker sores after tonsillectomy?
If you’re still having problems with the canker sore feeling, you might try gargling with mild salt water to relieve the symptoms. I started doing this about 7 days after surgery and it made the sensations go away. Socialcarrie, not sure if you’ve since had the tonsillectomy.