Yes my 10 year old daughter has the worst pain in her throat after surgery and yet the docotor wrote her tylenol 3 isnt that a opiod and also my doctor cant seem to tell me what happened that she now has a opiod allergy ? So now my daughter is living in pain and cant even swallow water with out crying
This sounds like her physician is a if'y physician. Tylenol 3 for a ten year old is ok. But to tell her she has an opid allgery sounds out of the ball park. He thinks she is just lookin for drugs.Or someone that takes care of her, is lookin for drugs. You need to take her to another physician and see if she has strep throat. Years ago I had my tonsils out and then had strep throat. Does she have a fever?
When you give your daughter something for the pain, give it with a warm drink. This will make it work faster.
Tylenol 3 is an opiate but a very weak opiate, if your daughter has an allergy to opiates she may still be able to use t3 but I would take her in and have testing done if you think that the doctor has misdiagnosed her allergey. This will be information she will need if she ever has a surgery again. Furthermore, it is hard for a 10 year old to give you a symptom list well enough to determine a opiate allergey without testing. So, unless there is proof of the opiate allergey I would remain skepticle.
Did your daughter have the allergy before surgery? If not then giving her the Tylenol#3 was not unreasonable. I don't understand why he would not put her on a small dose of steriods to bring drown the inflamation from the allergy or at least an antihistamine to reduce swell in her throat due to an allergic reaction. i am not a medical person but these are the quesrtions I would be addressing with the Doctor. The poor kid is now suffering a double whammy. I hope some of my thights help and I hope she starts feeling better and you too mom because what hurts them also hurts us sometimes even more when we feel we do not know what to do next. Good Luck and Take care I will keep her in my prayers.
If your daughter is allergic to Opioids (Fentanyl, Oxycodone) she might not be allergic to Opiates (Morphine and Codine) which are chemically different from Opioids. Remember that they are two different pain killers.. Opiates, and Opioids. Hope this helps :) Hope your daughter feels better soon!
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