Adults who undergo a tonsillectomy may experience more pain than children having the same procedure. Helping to reduce pain is important for adults following the surgery. Throat pain may last up to two weeks and pain in the ears from a common nerve may last for a week to 10 days, according to the university of wisconsin hospitals.
The tonsils are 2 large lumps of tissue in the back of your throat. Adenoids are small lumps of tissue on the top of your throat.
The following instructions will help you know what to expect in the days following surgery. Do not, however, hesitate to call if you have any questions or concerns.
My ( adult) son had this op a couple of years ago, the post op care was focussed on eating as normally as possible, even rough foods like toast within 24 hours of surgery. Dairy foods and iced foods including ice cream were not advised.
And talk with your employer before scheduling your adult tonsillectomy. Ive put together a collection of items that i think would be helpful, if not essential, to making tonsillectomy recovery a little more pleasant.