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Child had his tonsils and adenoids out. Can he go for swimming?

my child had his tonsils and adenoids out 9 days ago. He wants to go swimming which includes swimming under water and jumping. are either of these things safe for him to do? I was concerned with the pressure of holding his breath, and also bacteria in his throat from the water. He still has small white areas on the back of his throat.
Asked On : Wed, 1 Aug 2012
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ENT Specialist 's  Response takes 3-4 weeks for the tissues to completely heal after a adenoidectomy and is advisable not to indulge in swimming for atleast a month after surgery because he/she may develop an infection.the white areas in his throat is normal slough seen on the tonsil bed after surgery.wishing your child a quick recovery. dr praveen.
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