Health Tip: Recovering From Adenoid and Tonsil Removal
-- It's common for people who have just had their tonsils and adenoids removed -- usually children -- to suffer post-surgical symptoms including a sore throat, low-grade fever and ear pain.
Maintaining a proper diet during recovery can help ease symptoms. The U.S. National Library of Medicine offers these suggestions:
- Skip highly acidic drinks, such as grapefruit juice or orange juice.
- Avoid foods that are very hot or spicy.
- Restrict foods that can irritate a sore throat, including crunchy, raw vegetables and cold cereals.
- Avoid high-fat dairy products that can thicken mucus and make swallowing more difficult.
Posted: August 2011