Adenoidectomy

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Diet
We encourage patients to drink fluids and start with soft foods. Good hydration will help healing. Patients may advance to more solid foods as tolerated, usually later the same day. Dairy products are permitted.

Activity
Light to moderate activity is recommended. Heavy lifting, straining, and contact physical activity should be avoided for 1-2 days following surgery.

Pain
Patients may use ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or acetaminophen (Tylenol ) for pain relief.

Nausea/Vomiting
Some patients may experience nausea and/or vomiting after surgery. Your physician may prescribe medication for nausea. Please call to speak with our nurse if you need help managing nausea or vomiting.

Healing
The scab is at the back of the nose and is not visible in the throat. It is typical to note bad breath due to the scab. This odor does not indicate an infection.

Fever
A low grade fever is common after surgery. Please contact our office if the temperature is 102°F or higher and does not respond to ibuprofen or acetaminophen.

Voice
The voice may sound high-pitched or different initially during the healing phase. With time and healing, voice quality should gradually return to normal.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the office and ask to speak with the nurse.