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Posted by: MEL | 2010/05/13

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HI DOC, CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHAT IS THE BEST PAIN MEDICATION FOR A BABY WHO HAD A TONSILLECTOMY? IT IS NOW 9 DAYS AFTER THE OPERATION?

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Dear Mel

Children may suffer from pain for different periods of time after a tonsillectomy. It is not true that they do not suffer from pain at all, they just focus on it differently than adults.

In your case I would recommend you contact your surgeon, as it depends on what the baby had, etc. The age of the patient also plays a role. Generally a good anti-inflammatory, combined with a paracetamol based product will be sufficient. An examination is indicated to exclude possible secondary infection, if this has not already been dealt with.

Regards

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