Indications for tonsillectomy include chronic tonsillitis, recurrent tonsillitis, suspected tonsil tumors, or snoring and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. Please inform the physician of the following matters before the operation:
- Tonsillitis within three weeks.
- Liver, kidney, heart, blood and other diseases.
- Taking anticoagulant drugs such as aspirin.
- If the postoperative wound pain is obvious, apply a cold compress to the external neck of the jawbone.
- It is normal for the wound to have a small amount of bleeding so that there is blood in your saliva, but please inform the medical staff if the amount is large.
- The patient should fast for 8 hours after the operation. After that, they can drink water and then eat liquid and soft food such as pudding, soybean pudding, ice cream, juice and milk.
- Patients with snoring and sleep apnea should pay special attention to their breathing patterns after surgery. They can be given adequate oxygen and observed strictly.
Notes for Discharge
- Eat a light diet after surgery. Avoid eating hot, hard or spicy food and supplements within 1 week. Avoid smoking and alcohol.
- Avoid doing strenuous exercise (such as lifting heavy objects and running) and taking a hot bath within 1 week after the operation. After the follow-up outpatient service, the doctors decide whether the patient can take exercise according to the wound situation. Overwork should be avoided after discharge.
- Within 1 week after surgery, the wound is prone to bleeding. If this occurs, do not overreact. Put an ice cube in your mouth and apply a cold compress to the lower jaw and take a rest.
- Seek immediate medical attention for symptoms of persistent bleeding, fever, or a cold.
- Take medicine and pay a return visit according to doctor's instructions.