You will experience a moderate to severe pain level for the first few days after surgery. Pain is usually the worst on the third or fourth day after the surgery.
Pain, especially from swallowing, may last from 10 days to 3 weeks after surgery. Ear pain is common after surgery because one of the nerves to the ear passes near the tonsil area. It does not mean you have an ear infection.
Pain medication will be prescribed to you and should be taken as directed.
After Surgery Care
You may or may not be admitted to an intensive care unit for 24 hours. Our nurses will monitor you closely especially if you have underlying cardiac or pulmonary disease.
You have to follow a soft diet for two weeks.
Oral rinses with salt water or half strength hydrogen peroxide after meals ought to be done for the first week after surgery.
Your doctor will give you instructions regarding your next check-up and repeat sleep study.
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