How To Deal With Pain And Bleeding After Tonsillectomy During Sleep?
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Hello Risky Ramadhan,
Tonsillectomy is an operation to cut and remove tonsils. This operation is generally performed using general anesthesia. Tonsillectomy is performed on recurrent tonsillitis, bleeding from tonsils, suspected tonsillar malignancy, obstructive sleep apnea due to enlarged tonsils, growth and developmental disorders in children due to enlarged tonsils.
The risks of tonsillectomy include swelling of the tissues around the tonsils, bleeding, infection, allergic reactions to the anesthetic.
Some things that might happen after tonsillectomy surgery are:
Bleeding, usually seen when you throw saliva or flow in small amounts. Can occur up to 7-10 days after surgery
Sore throat, neck, and even to the ear
The healing process in tonsillectomy operations performed in adults can occur longer than surgery in children. This is because tonsils in adulthood are generally already able to form scar tissue which will make it difficult to remove tonsillar tissue and the wounds caused greater.
In the healing phase there are several things you can do:
Consumption of enough water. Sucking ice cubes or cold water can reduce pain after tonsillectomy.
Consumption of liquid and soft foods first. Avoid spicy, sour, and hard foods that can irritate the scars from surgery.
Get plenty of rest, avoid activities like running, jumping around, and other strenuous exercise for 2 weeks after surgery
Consumption of pain medications prescribed by your doctor: such as paracetamol, opioids, NSAIDs (need a doctor's prescription and clinical supervision)
If you experience heavy bleeding (flowing from the mouth or even the nose), high fever, difficulty breathing or swallowing, extreme pain, you should immediately visit a doctor or the nearest emergency department to get an examination. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.