Recovery from Tonsillectomy Pain

Tonsill pain

The tonsillectomy is a procedure to remove the tonsils, two oval tissue pads behind the neck, one tonsil on each hand.

Once a tonsillectomy was prevalent to treat tonsillitis (Tonsillitis), infection and swelling. Sleep-disordered breathing tones are generally treated today by tonsillectomy but may still be a cure if tonsillitis is common.

In addition to the treatment of breathing and other issues linked to enlarged tonsils and rare tonsil illnesses, tonsillectomy may be essential but should be determined only after consulting an ENT doctor in OKC.

Recovery time is generally at least ten days to two weeks for a tonsillectomy.


Tonsils generate certain kinds of white blood cells combating disease. The tonsils are thus supposed to be the first line of protection for the immune system against bacteria and viruses in the mouth.

Their feature can lead to infection and inflammation in particular. The issue is more prevalent in kids as tonsils are more active prior to puberty in the immune system. Furthermore, unlike the immune system of an adult, the system of the child has been less exposed to and must not develop immunity to bacteria and viruses.

Tonsill Surgery

What to Expect After Surgery?

Fever below 102 ° F is normal for 3 to 4 days following surgery. During the first 10 to 14 days you can have:

  • Pain

  • Pain in morning

  • Bad breath

  • Increased pain after seven days of surgery

  • Ear pain

  • Neck pain

  • Snoring

Tips for Comfort

  • Stay hydrated for less pain

  • Have a sleep or more rest

  • Use ice or cold pack

  • Follow jaw exercise cold humidifier for ear pain.

  • Eat after 30 minutes of pain medication.

  • Try to distract mind by playing games, solving puzzles etc.

  • Lie down.

Be in touch with ent doctors okc at OKHC. Know how should you treat your problems or of surgery is required.

**Disclaimer: The information on this page is not intended to be a doctor's advice, nor does it create any form of patient-doctor relationship.