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Pain after Tonsillectomy.

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I had my tonsils removed on Monday
I'm in so much pain
My pain. Relief medication is only covering the base of the pain

What can I do

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It is bit unusual for a Tonsillectomy pain to be this prolonged. Take the pain medication in recommended dose. If allowed by your Doctor you can take cold food items like Ice cream which might give a temporary relief. Consider giving your Doctor a call as this amount pain after 4 days in bit unusual.

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Patient replied :

I can't swallow - the pain is that bad
I break into a sweat when the pain is severe


We need to rule a bleed and infection. The pain during swallowing might be due to this. I am afraid, you need to call your Doctor or visit the ER.

Please feel free to ask followups /clarifications.

Thank you

Patient replied :

I went to my dr and I have an Infection

Okay, In that case your Doctor would have give your antibiotics. Take them. You should start getting relief in couple of days. If the pain and swallowing difficulty is too much your Doctor will suggest you Antibiotic injections.

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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