Some children may have mild pain such as sore throat, headache or ear pain. This typically lasts for only a few days and can be treated with acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin).
A low grade fever is normal for a few days after surgery and you can give your child acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin). Please call the office nurse if the temperature is over 102 degrees F.
Nausea and Vomiting
Some children may have an upset stomach and vomiting from the general anesthetic. This should go away within a few hours. Please call the office nurse if the upset stomach and vomiting continue for more that 12-24 hours.
- Begin with a clear liquid diet (liquids you can see through like broth, apple juice, water, Jell-O, popsicles, etc.)
- Start back on a normal diet as your child feels like eating.
Your child can return to normal activity as soon as he/she feels up to it. Your doctor will talk with you about any restrictions.
There should not be any bleeding from the mouth or nose after surgery. If you notice any bleeding, go to the Emergency Room so the ENT doctor on call can look at your child.