Please call the office if you do not have postoperative appointment.
An adenoidectomy generally causes only moderate postoperative discomfort. Tylenol Elixir is usually adequate for pain control. DO NOT USE ASPIRIN OR IBUPROFEN (Motrin) until your doctor says its safe, since these medications can cause bleeding.
Anesthesia often causes nausea. Your doctor may prescribe an anti-nausea medication in a suppository form. This medicine can have a calming effect and can supplement Tylenol for pain control.
DIET. Fluids are very important. If you are not urinating at least 4 times in a 24-hour period, you should increase fluid intake. Initially (first 24-hours) stick to fluids and soft foods. After the first day, you may resume a regular diet.
After surgery, there may be some reflux of food and fluid into the nose. This usually stops within a short period of time. Please call if this problem persists.
BLEEDING rarely occurs after an adenoidectomy however some blood-tinged mucus may be noted for a few days. If active bleeding occurs, let us know immediately.
Ear pain and fever are common after surgery. Use Tylenol as needed.
If you have any problems, do not hesitate to call the office at any time.