Source: ENT Health
Tonsil and adenoid surgery can be scary for kids (and even adults). Your ENT (ear, nose, and throat) specialist, or otolaryngologist, will listen to you and your family, and answer any questions you might have about the procedure and what treatment(s) is best for you.
Tonsil and Adenoid Surgery for Children
When discussing tonsil and/or adenoid surgery with your children, you may want to:
It may also be helpful to talk about the surgery with a friend who has had a tonsillectomy or adenoidectomy, if possible.
WARNING: Children should never be given aspirin because of the risk of developing Reye’s syndrome.
Tonsil and Adenoid Surgery for Adults
Before any scheduled surgery, you should consult with your primary care physician to make sure you or your family member are healthy enough for surgery. Your primary care physician may also require certain blood tests.
You should refrain from taking aspirin, or other medications containing aspirin, for at least two weeks before any surgery. In addition, your doctor may ask to you to stop taking other medications that may interfere with clotting…