Tonsillectomy is a well-established operative procedure. Most patients have an uncomplicated course, but bleeding and pain can be significant perioperative issues.


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Is tonsillectomy a painful procedure?

Tonsillectomy is a popular treatment for airway obstruction and recurrent tonsillar infection in children. However, the painful recovery of this procedure is unpleasant. Tonsillectomy causes mild or moderate pain in most people. However, a few people may experience severe pain for the first two days after the surgery.

Why is a tonsillectomy performed?

A tonsillectomy was once a common procedure to treat infection and inflammation of the tonsils (tonsillitis). Today, a tonsillectomy is usually performed for sleep-disordered breathing but may still be a treatment when tonsillitis occurs frequently or doesn't respond to other treatments.

What is the fastest way to recover from a tonsillectomy?

Chewing sugarless gum may help speed recovery after surgery. Significant rest is imperative for at least the first 48 hours after a tonsillectomy, and all normal activities should be limited. Activity can then increase slowly and gradually.