Adult tonsillectomy is extermely painful, particularly days 5-8.
YOU MUST EAT TO AVOID POST OPERTIVE INFECTION AND BLEEDING.
The risk of bleeding is greatest days 5-12.
Plan A – Moderately Severe Pain
2 Panadol 4th hourly daytime to max 8 per day
1 Targin (10/5) at bedtime
Plan B – Very Severe Pain
1 Targin 12th hourly (10/5) i.e. two only in 24 hours) whilst taking 2 Panadols 4th hourly to max 8 per day.
- Taking pain relief if you have not been eating wil make you dizzy and nauseated.
- You must eat throughout the day
- NO NUROFEN/ASPIRIN/DISPIRIN/IBUPROFEN/FISH OIL
- Cepacol Forte lozenges can be taken anytime for breakthrough pain.