POSTOP INSTRUCTIONS

 ADENOIDECTOMY

NORMAL POSTOP COMPLAINTS

  • Throat discomfort is minimal. Tylenol or Motrin usually provides sufficient pain relief.
  • Neck pain and earaches are common, occurring in 5 to 7 days. Treat these with Children’s Motrin or Advil.
  • Low-grade fever between 99-100 degrees. (May be worsened by a poor fluid intake).
  • May have bad breath for up to 3 weeks.
  • Significant nasal congestion, due to soft tissue swelling from the surgery. As the swelling goes down, a runny nose and cough are common (Resolves after two weeks).
  • Slight bleeding from the nose, if patient becomes overactive too soon.

 

CALL OUR OFFICE IF YOU NOTICE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING

OFFICE TELEPHONE # 727-329-5400

SURGICAL EMERGENCIES # 727-562-6858

  • Fever greater than 102 degrees that does not respond to Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or Ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin).
  • Severe nose bleed.
  • Severe neck pain or neck pain that does not respond to Motrin/Advil in 48-72 hours.
  • Persistent nausea or vomiting.

 

HOME CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Begin with a clear liquid diet and progress to normal as your child feels like eating.
  • Use Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and Advil (Motrin) for pain and discomfort.
  • Child should rest at home for the first day postop.
  • Gradually increase activity level to normal after 3-4days, avoiding vigorous activity for 3-4 days.

 

Please refer to this when the nurses call you post-operatively.