Tonsil surgery or tonsil and adenoid surgery: Caring for your child after the operation

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Tonsils and adenoids may be removed if they become enlarged. Read about surgery to remove tonsils and adenoids and how to help your child recover.

Key points

  • Your child will have an operation to take out their enlarged tonsils and possibly their adenoids.
  • Your child will be asleep and feel no pain when their tonsils and adenoids are removed.
  • Most children can go home on the same day as the operation.
  • It will take about a week to 10 days before your child can go back to their regular activities and diet.
Last updated: January 24th 2019