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    Default Pain relief options after tonsillectomy

    My DS has has tonsils & adenoids removed yesterday.

    Dr has only written him up for Panadol but now we are home I have commenced using painstop.

    He is 20mths old.

    He is only lasting approximately 3hrs before requiring more pain relief.

    Now I've heard conflicting reports of whether or not we can use nurofen to alternate pain relief 3hrly to keep him comfortable...

    So yay or nay??? What did u do after your childs tonsillectomy.

    After both my boys got grommets we started with nurofen so just tonsil mums please

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    Default Pain relief options after tonsillectomy

    I knows its only been half an hour but bump...

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    Default Pain relief options after tonsillectomy

    Call his ENT for advice

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    I would call the Ent before giving nurofen as it can thin the blood and make the wounds bleed.

    Our two boys ended up on painstop for their pain. One was 2 when he had them put and the other was 4.

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    When dd1 had her tonsils removed in april we were told no nurofen for 2 weeks post op. Hope you find some way to help him soon!

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    I wouldn't be using nurofen..
    Nurofen isn't to be used leading up to surgery on tonsils, adnoids etc as it's a blood thinner. My cousin just had her litttle boys surgery put off for a whole week as they had given him nurofen 24 hours before for a slight temp/runny nose.
    Once the scabs start peeling off is when there is a risk of bleeding so any blood thinners should be avoided.
    I had mine out a few months ago and was strictly instructed only Endone (whoo hooo) or panadeine.

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    Default Pain relief options after tonsillectomy

    I used to work on a Paeds surgical ward and one of the huge no no's was nurofen post tonsillectomy. It stops something in the clotting cascade so we used to say none for 2 weeks. You can do Panadol or painstop

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    Painstop the day and night versions

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    Thanks ladies!! I was sure all he could have was painstop or Panadol but have read blogs & seen other threads where mums said nurofen.

    I will just keep up the painstop 4-6hrly.

    Thanks again

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    Default Re: Pain relief options after tonsillectomy

    All I know is, my 60 year old father just had tonsils out. He does NOT complain, about anything ever! Like... Ever!

    But... He said having his tonsils out has been more painful than his triple heart surgery! Do whatever you can to make your boy comfortable :-)


 

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