The pain associated with adult tonsillectomy recovery, by almost all accounts, is more intense than that experienced by children. Some theorize that children haven’t had as much time without pain as adults and thus their frame of reference is different than adult tonsillectomy patients.
Chronic throat infection is the most common reason adults have their tonsils out. Adults who have the surgery typically have had several sore throats over the past 1 to 3 years or have had a sore throat and swollen tonsils caused by infection for at least 3 months.Author: Kelli Miller.
Control Pain. A tonsillectomy is painful. Adults who undergo a tonsillectomy may experience more pain than children having the same procedure. Helping to reduce pain is important for adults following the surgery. Throat pain may last up to two weeks and pain in the ears from a common nerve may last for a week to 10 days.
Oct 17, 2014 · Again, a doctor, dentist, or ENT would probably only approve an adult for a tonsillectomy if their tonsils are in really bad condition and/or the patient has had repeated bouts of strep throat.Reviews: 29.