Most children have throat pain for a few days after an adenoidectomy. After the surgery, your child may have bad breath, a stuffy nose, and voice changes for a few days.
Your child may feel tired. He or she should be able to go back to school or daycare in 2 or 3 days
This care sheet gives you a
general idea about how long it will take for your child to recover. But each
child recovers at a different pace. Follow the steps below to help your child
get better as quickly as possible.
Follow-up care is a key part of your child's treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all
appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if your child is having problems. It's also
a good idea to know your child's test results and keep a list of the medicines
your child takes.
Call 911 anytime you think your child may need emergency care. For example,
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek
immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your child's health, and be
sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of:
July 29, 2016
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
& Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics & Charles M. Myer, III, MD - Otolaryngology
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