How long does ear pain last after tonsillectomy?

How long does ear pain last after tonsillectomy?

The earaches can change from being a little bit painful to very painful. They most often start between the third and ninth day after surgery. Earaches may last from three to eight days. Several methods of pain control are used to keep your child as comfortable as possible.

Why do my ears hurt a week after tonsillectomy?

PAIN -Throat pain and/or ear pain is common after tonsillectomy and it can take up to 2 weeks for you to feel better. Ear pain frequently occurs between the 3rd and 7th days and results from special nerve connections.

What days are worst after tonsillectomy?

Anecdotal evidence from several ENT departments suggests that pain following tonsillectomy is worst on the second and/or third days after surgery.

How do you stop your ear from hurting after a tonsillectomy?

Warm salt-water gargles may be used to help keep the throat clean and promote healing. You may experience ear pain after having a T&A. This is called “referred pain” and comes from your throat but is “felt” in the ears. Ear pain is quite common and expected and will usually go away after 10 days.

How do I make my ear stop hurting?

Home Care to Relieve Ear Pain

  1. A cool or warm compress. Soak a washcloth in either cool or warm water, wring it out, and then put it over the ear that’s bothering you.
  2. A heating pad: Lay your painful ear on a warm, not hot, heating pad.
  3. Over-the-counter ear drops with pain relievers.

When can I talk after tonsillectomy?

Your voice probably will get back to normal in 2 to 6 weeks. It’s common for people to lose weight after this surgery. That’s because it can hurt to swallow food at first. As long as you drink plenty of liquids, this is okay.

Can you gargle with warm salt water after tonsillectomy?

You may gargle with a mild salt water solution to improve the bad breath (1/2 teaspoon table salt to 8 oz. of warm tap water). You may also chew gum. Most patients breathe through the mouth and snore during the recovery period due to swelling.

What should I expect after a tonsillectomy surgery?

Here’s what to expect: Same day discharge: Discharged generally occurs 5 hours after surgery (unless you have secondary sleep issues like chronic snoring, etc.). Someone else will have to drive you. Moderate pain: You will be painful. Day 3 and 4 are often the worst after surgery because all of the major surgical drugs have left your system.

Can a tonsillectomy cause severe ear pain?

On the other hand, you need to remember that although pain meds reduce throat and tonsil pain, they can’t control the ear pains caused by damaged nerves near tonsils. As tonsillectomy generally damages all the connecting nerves of tonsils and ear, you tend to experience severe earaches at regular intervals.

How long should a child be on pain medication after a tonsillectomy?

Regular doses of the pain medication prescribed by your doctor should be given every four hours while the patient is awake. This should be continued for the first five to seven days. Your child may need prescription pain medicine for seven to ten days. This is completely normal.

How long does it take for an ENT to do a tonsillectomy?

The surgery is performed by our expertly trained board certified Otolaryngologists (ENT’s) under general anesthesia and takes about 20 minutes. For both children and adults, we prefer Coblation Technology, an alternative to traditional tonsillectomy techniques.