What to expect when having your adenoids removed?
If just the adenoid is removed (not the tonsils too) your child’s throat will be mildly sore for a day or two after surgery. Most children are able to eat and drink normally within a few hours after surgery, even if their throat hurts a little. It is very important that your child drink plenty of fluids after surgery.
Is adenoid removal painful?
Your child’s enlarged adenoids will be removed in a surgical procedure. You child will be asleep and feel no pain when the adenoids are removed. Most children can go home the same day as the operation. It will take a few days before your child can return to their regular activities and food.
How long does it take to recover from an adenoidectomy?
After the procedure, your child will stay in a recovery room until they wake up. You’ll receive medication to reduce pain and swelling. Your child will typically go home from the hospital on the same day as the surgery. Complete recovery from an adenoidectomy usually takes one to two weeks.
How are adenoids removed surgically?
The surgeon places a small tool into your child’s mouth to keep it open. The surgeon removes the adenoid glands using a spoon-shaped tool (curette). Or, another tool that helps cut away soft tissue is used. Some surgeons use electricity to heat the tissue, remove it, and stop bleeding.
How long does adenoid surgery take?
The adenoids can be removed during an adenoidectomy. The operation is usually done by an ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeon and takes around 30 minutes. Afterwards, your child will need to stay in the recovery ward for up to an hour until the anaesthetic has worn off.
Do adenoids affect speech?
While vocal pitch, tone, and articulation can be negatively affected by enlarged tonsils and adenoids, speech therapy cannot easily provide improvement as long as the enlarged tissues remain so swollen.
Is adenoid surgery safe?
Adenoid removal surgery is generally safe, and healthy children will have a low risk of complications. However, the possible side effects and risks of an adenoidectomy include: swallowing problems. fever.
Does adenoid removal stop snoring?
The tonsils are clusters of lymphoid tissue in the back of the throat while the adenoids are a similar mound of tissue in the back of the nose. Although less commonly a problem in adults, some adults can receive excellent resolution of snoring through removal of enlarged tonsils and/or adenoids.
Is coughing normal after adenoidectomy?
Congestion, postnasal drip, foul smelling breath and cough are all normal for the first 7 to 10 days after an adenoidectomy. Coughing can be controlled with an OTC cough suppressant. If cough persists please consult your child’s primary care physician to rule out the possibility of a post anesthesia lung infection.
What can I eat after adenoidectomy?
Try soft foods and cool drinks to ease throat pain, such as:
- Jell-O and pudding.
- Pasta, mashed potatoes, and cream of wheat.
- Low-fat ice cream, yogurt, sherbet, and popsicles.
- Scrambled eggs.
- Cool soup.
- Water and juice.
Is stuffy nose after adenoidectomy normal?
After an adenoidectomy, it is common to have increased nasal congestion and drainage. This will usually go away in 7 to 10 days. A fever up to 102 degrees for several days after surgery is common.
Does removing adenoids help sinus infections?
However, if your child has frequent infections, including ear and sinus infections, or antibiotics do not help, or if your child has ongoing breathing problems, surgery may be needed to remove the adenoids. This procedure is called an adenoidectomy.
Does Adenoid Removal change your voice?
Your child’s voice may change after the tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy. This voice change will be temporary and may last for one to three months. Earaches are common after tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy. They may be due to pain from the throat.
At what age can adenoids be removed?
An adenoidectomy is mostly done for children who are between the ages of 1 and 7. By the time a child is 7, the adenoids begin to shrink, and they are considered a vestigial organ in adults (a remnant with no purpose).