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After Adenoidectomy in Children

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jul 7, 2024.


An adenoidectomy

is surgery to remove your child's adenoids. Adenoids are located at the back of your child's nasal passage. They may need to be removed if they are enlarged or if they cause infections often.

Adenoid and Tonsil Removal

Call your local emergency number (911 in the US) if:

Seek care immediately if:

Call your child's surgeon or doctor if:


Your child may need any of the following:

What to expect after your child's surgery:

How to care for your child after surgery:

Throat pain may make it difficult for your child to eat and drink. Liquids and proper nutrition are important for his or her recovery.

Follow up with your child's surgeon or doctor as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during visits.

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