Tonsil surgery is generally performed on an outpatient basis; no overnight stay is required. But that doesn’t mean there is no recovery period. If the ENT has recommended tonsil surgery for your child you should be prepared for a brief recovery period of a week to a week and a half. Here’s what you can expect during that period. Fever
You’ve got questions about adenoids and we’ve got answers. Here’s everything you need to know about adenoids . What are adenoids and what do they do? Adenoids are bits of spongy lymph tissue that play a major role in the immunity system of the upper airways. They are part of a child’s defense against disease. White blood cells circulate through
The tonsils are two clusters of tissue located on both sides of the back of the throat. If your child has recurring infections of the tonsils or adenoids, the ENT may recommend removal. Tonsil surgery for repeated infections Repeated infection is the most common reason for the ENT to recommend tonsil surgery. One case of tonsillitis doesn’t mean your child
It’s a common misconception that your nose continues to grow as you get older. It’s just not true. It is true that as we age our nose can droop down or change shape. This is result of our good friend: gravity. As gravity exerts force on your nose it can pull it out of shape. If this causes the septum
Sleep apnea is a serious condition; many people aren’t even aware they have it. It is a disorder of breathing while sleeping. Breathing may become shallow or stop altogether only to start again noisily. People resort to uncomfortable sleep studies and devices in an effort to get relief. Many times your ENT can treat sleep apnea by restoring proper breathing.