Adenoidectomy & Grommets Insertion: Post-Operation Care

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Published on April 29, 2016 by HTC Team

Adenoidectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove the mass of lymphoid tissue behind the nasal passages called adenoids.

Reasons why Adenoidectomy is Needed

  • Recurrent earaches
  • Chronic infections
  • Impaired breathing

Adenoidectomy is a day care procedure, i.e., the patient is released on the same day.

Post-Operative Care

  • MEDICINES:
  • In case of mild throat pain, painkillers are provided
  • The patient is given prophylactic antibiotics for 1 week.
  • Mild bleeding from mouth/ nose and/ or bad breath may be observed which subsides spontaneously.
  • RESTRICTIONS: drugs like aspirin products should be avoided for 2 weeks post surgery.
  • Patient is advised to consume high amount of fluids.

Grommets Insertion

In case a child is suffering from ear infections like glue ears, grommets (tiny plastic tubes) may be inserted into the ear drum as treatment.

Grommet insertion is a day care procedure.

Post-Operative Care

  • MEDICINES:
  • There is generally not much pain, if required, painkillers are provided.
  • The patient is given antibiotic ear drops.
  • Mild bleeding or ooze may be observed which gradually subsides- clean with cotton wipes.
  • RESTRICTIONS: Ears to be kept dry for 1 week. No swimming for 1 month.
  • Patient can resume normal routine next day.
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