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Done tonsil removal. Pain, swelling. Taking T3. Normal?

My 20 year old daughter had her tonsils removed 1 week ago. It was day surgery and they sent her home with a prescription for T3. After 2 days the pain was unbearable and the swelling so bad that she couldn t swallow her own saliva- she was drinking about 8oz of water /hour until that point as recommended. I took her to emergency and they admitted her giving her pain meds, anti-inflammatories and antibiotics (she had a low grade fever ). She is still in the hospital, the inflammation is still so bad that the capsules they just gave her for inflammation got stuck and she had to wait for them to dissolve. Is this all normal?? What else could they be doing? The hospital she s in in so full that she is in the hallway and is getting no rest.
Asked On : Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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welcome in H.C.M.
I have gone through your query regarding post operative severe pain after tonsillectomy operation. After considering your problem it is clear that your daughter had developed secondary infection, because she have severe pain which is not permitting her to even swallow her saliva,there is lot of swelling which does not allow the oral tablets to pass in ,she had mild fever also.
Prompt treatment for secondary infection should be started now otherwise she may develop secondary hemorrhage which is supposed to be an emergency.
She should be treated as under-
(1) Bed rest (better she remain hospitalised )
(2) Injectible antibiotics should be given
(3) Anti-inflammatory should also be given parentaly.
(4) Antiseptic gargling should be made 5 to 6 times in a day to maintain the oral heygine.
(5) Orally only cold liquid and semisolids are allowed.
I don't know about her blood sugar, if she is found diabetic than that should be taken care of.
Hope your query is explained

With Regards.
Answered: Sat, 2 Feb 2013
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