How do I stop post tonsillectomy bleeding?

Tonsillectomy recovery time varies from one person to the other, depending on factors like age and overall health. It has been seen that the recovery time required by children and teenagers is much shorter as compared to adults. Immediately after the surgery, most people are required to stay at the medical facility overnight, or for several hours, to rule out the risks of any complications. Children and teenagers show a complete recovery from the surgery in around 1 or 2 weeks. Adults take around 15 to 20 days to resume their normal lifestyles. Any instances of post tonsillectomy bleeding during this phase should be reported to the doctor without any delay.

Following the right post tonsillectomy diet is a very important part of the recovery process. For the first day or two, most patients are asked to follow a water and orange juice diet. After that, for the next 3 to 4 days, the patients are allowed to have soft fruits like apples, pears, grapes, pineapples, grapefruit, peaches, oranges and melons, as well as a small amount of ice cream, to soothe the throat. After that, the patient can follow a soft food diet that comprises of steamed vegetables, scrambled eggs, mashed potatoes and pasta.  Foods that should be eliminated from a post tonsillectomy diet include crisp foods, spices and aerated beverages.

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