What can you eat 2 weeks after tonsillectomy?
These may make throat pain worse and cause bleeding. For 2 weeks, choose soft foods like pudding, yogurt, canned or cooked fruit, scrambled eggs, and mashed potatoes. Avoid eating hard or scratchy foods like chips or raw vegetables. You may notice that your bowel movements are not regular right after your surgery.
What can I eat 10 days 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 do you know when tonsillectomy is healed?
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. The risk decreases after 10 days.
What are the worst days after tonsillectomy?
Throat pain builds up for the first few days and is usually at its the worst around the fifth day after surgery. Pain and discomfort will usually then ease until the seventh or ninth day after surgery when some of the scab covering the tonsillectomy site falls off.
How do I know if my scabs are falling off after tonsillectomy?
Most of the time, blood indicates the coagulum (or scab) has come off. When this happens, patients typically experience light bleeding. We recommend gargling ice water to constrict blood vessels and stop bleeding.
When does tonsillectomy pain peak?
Anecdotal evidence from several ENT departments suggests that pain following tonsillectomy is worst on the second and/or third days after surgery. This study tests this hypothesis. A pilot study with 19 subjects suggested this theory might well be true.