Adenoidectomy is usually very well tolerated in children and in most cases there is minimal pain. Indeed it is not unusual for children to seem back to normal within a few hours.
Panadol is usually suf;icient and in many cases one or two doses is all that will be required. Be careful not to exceed the recommended dose for your child on the bottle.
Some children metabolise codeine faster than others, this can result in dangerous sedation so we no longer recommend codeine containing medications (Painstop etc.) for children.
Antibiotics are rarely indicated.
A normal diet
Your child will need to stay with the responsible carer for 7days after surgery. During this time it is not unreasonable to go to the shops or visit relatives but avoid parties, playgrounds etc. Excitement and running around increases the chance of bleeding.
Delayed bleeding after adenoidectomy is extremely uncommon. If you do notice fresh ongoing bleeding from the nose or mouth please contact me.
If you have any concerns please call my rooms during office hours or my mobile number after hours. You will find it on the front of the card with your post op appointment details. If you can’t locate it please call St Andrews and they will contact me.
In the unlikely event that I can’t be contacted and the problem is urgent please proceed with out delay to the nearest public Accident and Emergency Department.
St Andrews : 84082111
All new patients must send in a referral before an appointment will be offered
We would request that all our patients comply with the following:
We will endeavour to provide medical care for urgent problems but please understand all staff are exposing themselves to risk by providing these services and we require your cooperation and understanding.
During this time of markedly reduced services Dr. Varley’s standard fees will apply and are those recommended by the AMA.