Adenoid surgery: Caring for your child after the operationAAdenoid surgery: Caring for your child after the operationAdenoid surgery: Caring for your child after the operationEnglishOtolaryngologyToddler (13-24 months);Preschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Nose;MouthMouth;Lymph nodes;NoseNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2008-05-30T04:00:00ZKathy Eres, RN;Tomka George, RN;Pauline Lackey, RN;Paolo Campisi, MSc, MD, FRCSC, FAAP6.0000000000000073.00000000000001144.00000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Children may have their adenoids removed to relieve pressure or reduce infections. Learn about adenoid surgery and recovery following adenoid surgery. </p><p>Your child needs an operation called an adenoidectomy to take out their adenoids. Adenoids are lumps of tissue, up behind the nose. You cannot see your child's adenoids when looking in the mouth. When adenoids are too large, they may need to be taken out.</p> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Adenoids</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Adenoids_MED_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">The adenoids are located behind the nose.</figcaption> </figure><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Your child's enlarged adenoids will be removed in a surgical procedure.</li> <li>You child will be asleep and feel no pain when the adenoids are removed.</li> <li>Most children can go home the same day as the operation. </li> <li>It will take a few days before your child can return to their regular activities and food.</li> </ul><h2>When to see a doctor</h2> <p>Please call your child's otolaryngologist, the otolaryngology clinic nurse, or your family doctor if your child has any of the following signs after going home: </p> <ul> <li>fever of 38.5°C (101°F) or higher</li> <li>vomiting (throwing up) that does not stop</li> <li>pain that gets worse</li> <li>refusing to drink</li> <li>child does not urinate (pee) within 12 hours of the operation</li> <li>fresh blood in the nose or mouth</li> </ul> <p>If your child is bleeding or having trouble breathing, or if you are worried, do not wait. Take your child to the closest emergency department. </p> <h3>Write down contact information here:</h3> <p>Otolaryngologist's name and number:</p> <p>Otolaryngology clinic number:</p> <p>Family doctor's name and number:</p> <p> </p><h2>Removing enlarged adenoids</h2><p>Your child may have had <a href="/Article?contentid=831&language=English">enlarged adenoids</a> since birth, or they may have grown too large from repeated infections. Enlarged adenoids can interfere with your child's breathing, especially at night when they are sleeping. Taking out adenoids improves breathing. </p><p>Enlarged adenoids can also affect the tubes that connect the middle ears and the back of the nose. If your child often has <a href="/Article?contentid=8&language=English">ear infections</a>, an adenoidectomy may help them have fewer ear infections. </p><p>An otolaryngologist/head and neck surgeon will do the surgery. An otolaryngologist (say: OH-toe-lar-ing-GOLL-oh-jist) is a doctor who specializes in problems with the ears, nose and throat. </p><h2>Surgery to remove the adenoids</h2> <p>The doctor will give your child a special sleep medicine called a <a href="/Article?contentid=1261&language=English">general anaesthetic</a>. This will make sure your child sleeps through the operation and does not feel any pain. </p> <p>While your child is asleep, the doctor will take out the adenoids through your child's mouth. The doctor will then stop the bleeding. Your child will not get stitches. </p> <p>The operation will take between 20 and 45 minutes.</p> <h2>You will be able to see your child as soon as they are fully awake</h2> <p>A volunteer from the Surgical Waiting Room will bring you to see your child.</p><h2>After the operation</h2> <p>After the operation, we will take your child to the recovery room, also called the <a href="/Article?contentid=1262&language=English">Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU)</a>. This is where your child will wake up. Your child will stay in the <a href="/Article?contentid=1262&language=English">PACU</a> for about one hour. We will then move your child to a room on the nursing unit. </p> <h2>Your child will be closely monitored on the nursing unit</h2> <ul> <li>Your child will be encouraged to take fluids by mouth. Your child will start with sips of clear fluids (liquids you can see through), ice chips or freezies. Once your child can take sips, they can then drink liquids from a cup. </li> <li>Your child's temperature will be taken often. </li> <li>Your child will still have an IV in their arm. When it is no longer needed for fluids or medicine, it will be taken out. </li> <li>Your child will be given pain medicine if needed. </li> <li>The nursing staff will watch your child for <a href="/Article?contentid=746&language=English">vomiting</a> (throwing up) or bleeding. </li> <li>The nurses will tell the doctor if there are any complications. </li> <li>When your child is fully awake, they can get up with help to use the washroom. </li> <li>Your child may throw up thick, brownish-coloured liquid if they swallowed some blood during or after the operation. This is normal. If your child keeps throwing up, we will give them medicine through the IV to help settle their upset stomach. </li> </ul> <h2>Managing your child's pain after the operation</h2> <p>If your child has pain after the operation, they will be given pain medicine either through the intravenous (IV) tube in the arm or by a liquid to swallow. Your child should have very little pain after the operation. </p> <h2>Your child will probably be able to go home on the same day</h2> <p>Most children are ready to go home from the hospital after about three hours in the nursing unit. Sometimes, children need to stay for a longer time. </p> <p>You should take your child home in a car or a taxi. For your child's comfort and safety, do not take your child home by bus or subway. </p><h2>Before the operation</h2> <p>Several hours before the operation, your child will need to stop eating and drinking. The doctor or nurse will tell you when your child must stop eating and drinking. </p> <h3>Write this information down here:</h3> <p>The date and time of the operation:</p> <p>When your child must stop eating:</p> <p>When your child must stop drinking clear fluids:</p> <p>Other things to remember:</p> <p> </p>
Végétations adénoïdes: prendre soin de votre enfant après l'opérationVVégétations adénoïdes: prendre soin de votre enfant après l'opérationAdenoid surgery: Caring for your child after the operationFrenchOtolaryngologyToddler (13-24 months);Preschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Nose;MouthMouth;Lymph nodes;NoseNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2008-05-30T04:00:00ZKathy Eres, RN;Tomka George, RN;Pauline Lackey, RN;Paolo Campisi, MSc, MD, FRCSC, FAAP6.0000000000000073.00000000000001144.00000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Les enfants peuvent se faire enlever les amygdales dans le but de diminuer la pression et les infections. </p><p>Votre enfant a besoin d'une opération appelée adénoïdectomie afin qu'on lui enlève les végétaions adénoïdes. Les végétations sont des amas de tissu situés derrière le nez, dans la partie supérieure. Vous ne pouvez pas voir les végétaions de votre enfant lorsque vous regardez dans sa bouche. Lorsque celles-ci sont trop enflées, il peut être nécessaire de les faire enlever.</p> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Adenoids</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Adenoids_MED_ILL_FR.jpg" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Les adénoïdes sont situées derrière le nez.</figcaption> </figure><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>On ôtera les végétations enflées de votre enfant par intervention chirurgicale.</li> <li>Votre enfant sera endormi et ne ressentira aucune douleur lorsqu'on procèdera à l'ablation de ses végétations.</li> <li>La majorité des enfants peuvent retourner à la maison le jour même de l'opération.</li> <li>Quelques jours seront nécessaires avant que votre enfant ne puisse reprendre ses activités et ses repas habituels.</li> </ul><h2>Quand aller voir le médecin</h2> <p>Veuillez appeler l'ORL de votre enfant, l'infirmier de la clinique ORL ou votre médecin de famille si votre enfant présente l'un ou l'autre des signes suivants après être rentré à la maison : </p> <ul> <li>il a 38,5°C (101°F) ou plus de fièvre</li> <li>il vomit sans arrêt</li> <li>la douleur s'amplifie</li> <li>il refuse de boire</li> <li>il n'a toujours pas uriné 12 heures après l'opération</li> <li>il saigne du nez ou de la bouche</li> </ul> <p>Si votre enfant saigne ou a de la difficulté à respirer, ou si vous êtes inquiets, n'attendez pas. Rendez-vous au service des urgences le plus près.</p> <h3>Inscrivez les coordonnées ici :</h3> <p>Le nom et le numéro de l'ORL :</p> <p>Le numéro de la clinique ORL :</p> <p>Le nom et le numéro du médecin de famille :</p> <p> </p><h2>Ablation des végétaions enflées</h2> <p>Votre enfant peut avoir des végétations enflées depuis la naissance, ou elles peuvent avoir enflé à la suite d'infections répétées. Les végétations enflées peuvent nuire à la respiration de votre enfant, surtout la nuit quand il dort. L'ablation des végétations améliore la respiration.</p> <p>Les végétations enflées peuvent également avoir une incidence sur les tubes qui relient l'oreille moyenne et l'arrière du nez. Si votre enfant a souvent des otites, l'adénoïdectomie peut l'aider à en avoir moins. </p> <p>La chirurgie sera effectuée par un otorhinolaryngologiste (ORL)/chirurgien cervico-facial. L'ORL est un médecin spécialisé dans les troubles de l'oreille, du nez et de la gorge.</p><h2>Chirurgie pour l'ablation des végétaions</h2> <p>Le médecin administrera à votre enfant un médicament pour qu'il s'endorme, appelé anesthésie générale. Ainsi, votre enfant dormira tout au long de l'opération et ne ressentira aucune douleur.</p> <p>Pendant que votre enfant dort, le médecin procèdera à l'ablation des végétations par la bouche. Le médecin arrêtera ensuite le saignement et votre enfant n'aura pas de points de suture.</p> <p>L'opération durera 20 à 45 minutes.</p> <h2>Vous pourrez voir votre enfant aussitôt qu'il sera complètement réveillé</h2> <p>Un bénévole de la salle d'attente de la chirurgie vous invitera à aller voir votre enfant.</p><h2>Après l'opération</h2> <p>Après l'opération, votre enfant sera conduit à la salle de réveil, aussi appelée l'unité de soins post-anesthésiques. C'est à cet endroit que votre enfant se réveillera. Il restera dans cette salle pendant environ une heure. On le déplacera ensuite dans une chambre de l'unité de soins.. </p> <h2>À l'unité de soins, votre enfant sera suivi de près</h2> <ul> <li>On encouragera votre enfant à boire. Il commencera par de petites gorgées de liquides limpides (des liquides transparents), des morceaux de glace ou des sucettes glacées (popsicles). Une fois que votre enfant pourra avaler de petites gorgées, il pourra boire des liquides dans un verre.</li> <li>On prendra souvent la température de votre enfant.</li> <li>Votre enfant aura encore une intraveineuse (IV). dans le bras. Lorsque celui-ci ne sera plus nécessaire pour les fluides ou les médicaments, on l'enlevera.</li> <li>On administrera des analgésiques (médicaments contre la douleur) à votre enfant au besoin.</li> <li>Le personnel infirmier surveillera votre enfant au cas où il vomirait ou saignerait.</li> <li>Les infirmiers informeront le médecin s'il y a des complications.</li> <li>Lorsqu'il sera complètement réveillé, votre enfant pourra se lever avec de l'aide pour aller aux toilettes.</li> <li>Il est possible que votre enfant vomisse des liquides épais et brunâtres s'il a avalé du sang pendant ou après l'opération, ce qui est normal. Si ces vomissements persistent, on lui administrera des médicaments par IV pour soulager son estomac. </li> </ul> <h2>Gèrer la douleur de votre enfant après l'opération</h2> <p>Si votre enfant souffre de douleur après l'opération, on lui donnera des analgésiques soit à l'aide du tube à perfusion IV dans son bras ou d'un liquide à avaler. Votre enfant devrait ressentir très peu de douleur après l'opération. </p> <h2>Votre enfant pourra probablement retourner à la maison le même jour</h2> <p>La majorité des enfants sont prêts à retourner à la maison après avoir passé environ 3 heures dans l'unité de soins. Il arrive parfois qu'ils doivent rester plus longtemps.</p> <p>Vous devriez ramener votre enfant en voiture ou en taxi. Pour son confort et sa sécurité, ne le ramenez pas en autobus ou en métro. </p><h2>Avant l'opération</h2> <p>Plusieurs heures avant l'opération, votre enfant devra arrêter de manger et de boire. Votre médecin ou votre infirmier vous dira quand commencer le jeûne.</p> <h3>Inscrivez l'information ici :</h3> <p>La date et l'heure de l'opération :</p> <p>Le moment où votre enfant doit cesser de manger :</p> <p>Le moment où votre enfant doit cesser de boire des fluides limpides :</p> <p>Autres choses à se rappeler :</p> <p> </p>

 

 

Adenoid surgery: Caring for your child after the operation1211.00000000000Adenoid surgery: Caring for your child after the operationAdenoid surgery: Caring for your child after the operationAEnglishOtolaryngologyToddler (13-24 months);Preschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Nose;MouthMouth;Lymph nodes;NoseNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2008-05-30T04:00:00ZKathy Eres, RN;Tomka George, RN;Pauline Lackey, RN;Paolo Campisi, MSc, MD, FRCSC, FAAP6.0000000000000073.00000000000001144.00000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Children may have their adenoids removed to relieve pressure or reduce infections. Learn about adenoid surgery and recovery following adenoid surgery. </p><p>Your child needs an operation called an adenoidectomy to take out their adenoids. Adenoids are lumps of tissue, up behind the nose. You cannot see your child's adenoids when looking in the mouth. When adenoids are too large, they may need to be taken out.</p> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Adenoids</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Adenoids_MED_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">The adenoids are located behind the nose.</figcaption> </figure><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Your child's enlarged adenoids will be removed in a surgical procedure.</li> <li>You child will be asleep and feel no pain when the adenoids are removed.</li> <li>Most children can go home the same day as the operation. </li> <li>It will take a few days before your child can return to their regular activities and food.</li> </ul><h2>Caring for your child at home</h2> <h3>Pain</h3> <p>Follow these instructions when your child goes home after the procedure.</p> <p>You may give your child medicine for pain.</p> <p>You may receive a prescription for pain medication before you leave the hospital. Follow the dosage instructions given to you by the pharmacist. Although these prescription pain medications can be beneficial, they are also potentially very dangerous if not used properly.</p> <p>When using these medications, if you notice any changes in either breathing or level of drowsiness that concern you, stop the medication and seek medical attention. If your child is unresponsive, call 911 immediately.</p> <p>Do not give your child over-the-counter medicine that may have a sedative effect (makes people sleepy) while giving the prescription for pain medicine. Examples of these medicines are decongestants and antihistamines. Discuss these medications with your pharmacist.</p> <p>You may give your child <a href="/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> if they have pain. Give the dose printed on the bottle for your child's age. Do not give your child <a href="/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a> or <a href="/Article?contentid=77&language=English">acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)</a> for two weeks after the surgery. These medications could increase your child's risk of bleeding after the operation. Check with the nurse or doctor first before giving these medicines to your child.</p> <h3>Diet</h3> <p>It is very important that your child have lots to drink after the operation. Let your child drink as much liquid as they want. When your child can drink liquids without throwing up, they can eat soft foods. Then they can go back to eating what they normally eat. </p> <h3>Mouth care</h3> <p>Your child can rinse their mouth with water or brush their teeth gently. Do not let your child gargle.</p> <p>Teach your child to sneeze with their mouth open. Do not let your child blow their nose for at least one week after the operation. They should dab their nose with a tissue if it is dripping. </p> <p>To help your child breathe more comfortably, you can use a machine called a humidifier. This machine makes the air moist with a cool mist. Put it at your child's bedside. </p> <p>Your child's voice may sound as if they are talking through their nose. This is normal. It may last for a few weeks or up to three months, if the adenoids were very large. </p> <h3>Activity</h3> <p>Your child should be as quiet as possible for about two or three days after the operation. Ask your doctor when it will be OK for your child to play contact sports again. </p> <p>Your child may shower or bath as usual. Your child should stay away from crowds and people with infections and colds. Your child may return to school or daycare five days after the operation. You should not let your child go on long trips out of town for two weeks. </p><h2>When to see a doctor</h2> <p>Please call your child's otolaryngologist, the otolaryngology clinic nurse, or your family doctor if your child has any of the following signs after going home: </p> <ul> <li>fever of 38.5°C (101°F) or higher</li> <li>vomiting (throwing up) that does not stop</li> <li>pain that gets worse</li> <li>refusing to drink</li> <li>child does not urinate (pee) within 12 hours of the operation</li> <li>fresh blood in the nose or mouth</li> </ul> <p>If your child is bleeding or having trouble breathing, or if you are worried, do not wait. Take your child to the closest emergency department. </p> <h3>Write down contact information here:</h3> <p>Otolaryngologist's name and number:</p> <p>Otolaryngology clinic number:</p> <p>Family doctor's name and number:</p> <p> </p><h2>Your child may need a follow-up appointment</h2> <p>The clinic nurse will call you within two weeks of the operation to find out if your child has any problems and needs to see the doctor again. If your otolaryngology doctor has requested to see your child again in the clinic, we will make you an appointment for your child. </p><h2>Removing enlarged adenoids</h2><p>Your child may have had <a href="/Article?contentid=831&language=English">enlarged adenoids</a> since birth, or they may have grown too large from repeated infections. Enlarged adenoids can interfere with your child's breathing, especially at night when they are sleeping. Taking out adenoids improves breathing. </p><p>Enlarged adenoids can also affect the tubes that connect the middle ears and the back of the nose. If your child often has <a href="/Article?contentid=8&language=English">ear infections</a>, an adenoidectomy may help them have fewer ear infections. </p><p>An otolaryngologist/head and neck surgeon will do the surgery. An otolaryngologist (say: OH-toe-lar-ing-GOLL-oh-jist) is a doctor who specializes in problems with the ears, nose and throat. </p><h2>Surgery to remove the adenoids</h2> <p>The doctor will give your child a special sleep medicine called a <a href="/Article?contentid=1261&language=English">general anaesthetic</a>. This will make sure your child sleeps through the operation and does not feel any pain. </p> <p>While your child is asleep, the doctor will take out the adenoids through your child's mouth. The doctor will then stop the bleeding. Your child will not get stitches. </p> <p>The operation will take between 20 and 45 minutes.</p> <h2>You will be able to see your child as soon as they are fully awake</h2> <p>A volunteer from the Surgical Waiting Room will bring you to see your child.</p><h2>After the operation</h2> <p>After the operation, we will take your child to the recovery room, also called the <a href="/Article?contentid=1262&language=English">Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU)</a>. This is where your child will wake up. Your child will stay in the <a href="/Article?contentid=1262&language=English">PACU</a> for about one hour. We will then move your child to a room on the nursing unit. </p> <h2>Your child will be closely monitored on the nursing unit</h2> <ul> <li>Your child will be encouraged to take fluids by mouth. Your child will start with sips of clear fluids (liquids you can see through), ice chips or freezies. Once your child can take sips, they can then drink liquids from a cup. </li> <li>Your child's temperature will be taken often. </li> <li>Your child will still have an IV in their arm. When it is no longer needed for fluids or medicine, it will be taken out. </li> <li>Your child will be given pain medicine if needed. </li> <li>The nursing staff will watch your child for <a href="/Article?contentid=746&language=English">vomiting</a> (throwing up) or bleeding. </li> <li>The nurses will tell the doctor if there are any complications. </li> <li>When your child is fully awake, they can get up with help to use the washroom. </li> <li>Your child may throw up thick, brownish-coloured liquid if they swallowed some blood during or after the operation. This is normal. If your child keeps throwing up, we will give them medicine through the IV to help settle their upset stomach. </li> </ul> <h2>Managing your child's pain after the operation</h2> <p>If your child has pain after the operation, they will be given pain medicine either through the intravenous (IV) tube in the arm or by a liquid to swallow. Your child should have very little pain after the operation. </p> <h2>Your child will probably be able to go home on the same day</h2> <p>Most children are ready to go home from the hospital after about three hours in the nursing unit. Sometimes, children need to stay for a longer time. </p> <p>You should take your child home in a car or a taxi. For your child's comfort and safety, do not take your child home by bus or subway. </p><h2>Before the operation</h2> <p>Several hours before the operation, your child will need to stop eating and drinking. The doctor or nurse will tell you when your child must stop eating and drinking. </p> <h3>Write this information down here:</h3> <p>The date and time of the operation:</p> <p>When your child must stop eating:</p> <p>When your child must stop drinking clear fluids:</p> <p>Other things to remember:</p> <p> </p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Adenoids_MED_ILL_EN.jpgAdenoid surgery: Caring for your child after the operation

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