Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Mels | 2009-04-01


Disruptive sleeping pattern

Hi doc my 3yr old daughter had her tonsils &  anenoids removed last Thursday. From then on she has not been sleeping well at night. She becomes hysterical &  starts crying for about an hour until she' s calm again. She' s having problems swallowing at times &  does not want to eat much. Are these side affects from the procedure.. I' m really getting worried. Please advise..


Expert's Reply



This is very common after a tonsil operation It will help to keep her nose clear by using Salex nose drops 3 times a day. Children prefer to eat soothing foods such a jelly and ice cream for a little while at this stage.

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Posted by: My LB | 2009-04-01

My LB had his tonsils out last year July. He was 2 and a half at the time. We were told to give him Stopyn for kids as this soothes the throat. I used to give it to him just before his meals so that he was pain-free for eating. Then of course made sure he had some before bed.

We were also told no smooth or slimey foods like ice-cream, Jelly etc etc Must rather give rougher more solid foods like cucumbers, provita and even crisps if he wouldnt eat anything else. The rough food scrapes the throat and prevents scabs from forming which results in infection.

Apparently also good to give them chewy sweets like wine gums because keeping the jaw moving and agile stops it fro getting stiff which makes it more painful when they do eat.

The thing is to keep their jaws moving and the throat clear. Within a week my LB was back to normal and back at school.

If I were you I would call your doctor and ask for a check up just to make sure that there' s no infection.

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