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What do I need to teach my child before tonsillectomy?


The pain following tonsillectomy and / or adenoidectomy is worse than any strep throat you ever have had. Talk to your child about pain and drugs or alternatives after surgery. You can lessen the discomfort by freely giving acetaminophen (Tylenol, Tempra) every 4 hours for the first day regardless of child's denial of pain. Let the child chose the favorite flavor syrup.



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