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Tonsillectomy
One week is about to complete. And i found difficult to swallow anything even saliva! So I am just drinking milk and ice cream which is now causing pain in ear. What can i do now?
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Hi..., Nearly everyone experiences pain after a tonsillectomy. Pain is most often in the throat and frequently in the ears but may also be located in the jaw or the neck. Steps that you can take to reduce pain, promote recovery and prevent complications include the following: Medications. Take pain medications as directed by your surgeon or the hospital staff....Fluids. It's important to get plenty of fluids after surgery to avoid dehydration. Water and ice pops are good choices....Food. Bland foods that are easy to swallow, such as applesauce or broth, are the best choices immediately after surgery. Foods such as ice cream and pudding can be added to the diet if they're tolerated. Foods that are easy to chew and swallow should be added to the diet as soon as possible. Avoid acidic, spicy, hard or crunchy foods as they may cause pain or bleeding...
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