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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: Zetty | 2007/11/26

Q.

Tonsils taken out!!

My daughter (17 months) tonsils was taken out Thursday last week. Reason been: Permanent infection since May this year and she has been struggling to swallow the past few weeks. We went to ENT and he recommend to us to remove it. Now it is removed but she keeps on crying as soon as the pain medicine stops working. She doesn't really wants to eat or drink anything, only when pain medication starts to work. Does it hurt more for the smaller children than other children. My son's tonsils was taken out at 21 months and after 2 days he was just fine. So I am just a little confused with this crying lady of mine. ENT did say the tonsils was very enlarged, could that have something to do with the amount of pain she is experiencing. (She is on Calpol and Voltaren setpills changing every 4 hours)

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is very unusual for the pain to continue for more than 2 days. Please contact the ENT surgeon again and inform him about your daughter's ongoing pain. I am not happy about continuing to use the Voltaren suppositories for such a long period in a young child.

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