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My son (4) has just had his tonsils and adenoids out (Thursday). He is still not really eating much and still getting high temps. I have spoken to the hospital and they just keep saying to monitor him. Has anyone had a child been through this and how long was it till they were back to normal so to speak i.e. eating and drinking normally?

Posted by Kelly, 27th May 2014

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  • If he is having high temps I would be seeking a second opinion, they usually recover within a few weeks

  • Any high temps need to be looked at by a doctor. I wouldn’t risk it with fevers. They can cause so much damage!

  • I would see your gp I would be worried about having the temp for that long he probably has an infection

  • The temp is a worry regardless if he’s on antibiotics or not.You need to see your GP or contact surgeon. All healing in the mouth will look white & his breath will smell. He’ll eat when he can but as long as he’s drinking that’s the main thing. Will take 1-2 wks to recover.

  • A friend’s child has just had theirs out and it took 3 weeks before returning to school. First 2 weeks were really bad. lots of pain and losing a lot of weight, but now back to normal.

  • I would see you local GP if he still has a high temp, is he on antibiotics? If not he may need a course as kids normally get over it in just a few days so best to check he isn’t suffering from an infection. Goog luck, I hope he heals quickly!

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