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What is the tonsillectomy surgery recovery period?

hi my 3yr old daughter had a tonsilectamy and adenoids out last friday and she is still feeling and looking really rotten, is this normal? what is the recovery period? she seems to have also developed a chesty cough but i'm not sure if it could just be mucus at the back of her throat. thanks
Fri, 25 Jul 2014
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This is not at all normal the small children have very less recovery period after removal of adenoids and Pharyngeal tonsils and it is without cough.
There looks to be a problem of infection or some other complication,
You should consult the operating surgeon or ER.
I would advise an admission, observation , intravenous fluids and antibiotics.

Chesty cough can produce more complications and is not good for healing .
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