Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Marlise | 2010-05-13


Tonsillectomy and addenoidemy

Hi doctor,

My 21 month old son had the above done 9 days ago, and is still in a lot of pain, we can see that in his appetite, swallowing and irritability.
Currently I am giving him Stopayne only 5ml''s every 4 hours, as he already used Vultaren suppositries for inflamation.
Is there anything else that would be safe to use, not causing any side effects to the operation that he had?
Can you also please tell me when the pain would go away completely doctor?
Thank you,

Expert's Reply



Your son's pain should have been much less already or gone away completely.Stopayne is a powerful pain treatment which contains codeine. Codeine is habit forming and causes constipation.Please contact the ENT who did the operation and inform him of your son's ongoing pain.

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