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What are some tips to ease your child's recovery after an adenoidectomy?

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Here are some tips to ease your child's recovery following adenoidectomy:

  • Feed your child soft foods, such as scrambled eggs, Jell-O, soup, and popsicles. But don't let your child eat or drink milk products for the first 24 hours after surgery. After that, ice cream, pudding and yogurt are OK.
  • Make sure your child drinks plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.
  • Make sure your child rests as much as possible for the first few days following surgery. Your child should be able to return to school once he can eat regular foods again, is no longer on pain medication, and is able to sleep soundly through the night.

From: Adenoiditis WebMD Medical Reference

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MedlinePlus: "Tonsils and Adenoids." Nemours: "Enlarged Adenoids" and "All About Adenoids." American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: "Fact Sheet: Tonsils and Adenoids" and "Tonsils and Adenoids." Children's Hospital St. Louis: "Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on June 25, 2019

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MedlinePlus: "Tonsils and Adenoids." Nemours: "Enlarged Adenoids" and "All About Adenoids." American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: "Fact Sheet: Tonsils and Adenoids" and "Tonsils and Adenoids." Children's Hospital St. Louis: "Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on June 25, 2019

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