Tonsillitis/Tonsillectomy & Tonsils Infection

Be wary of the recurring infection!
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The pain was excruciating!
I just had my tonsils removed on 1st April 2013


You can still talk and drink after the surgery!
The General Anesthesia that puts you to sleep would wear off after a certain period of time but no worries as the doctor would prescribe you painkillers to ease the pain.

 It wasn't painful until 2-3 days after the surgery!


Be prepared to eat porridge that are cooled down before taking a bite so that the blood vessels would not burst under the heat.

Do remember to avoid hot, heaty, fried food to prevent unwanted hemorrhage and please see a doctor if you do get a hemorrhage as it usually does not stop bleeding by itself.


I had a minor one and the faeces that came out from my ass was black.

Day 7 Onwards

Peak Period of your healing where by the white scab protecting your surgical area would start to drop off or disappear. Once it is completely gone the recovery rate will be superbly fast and you can start eating solid food.


Try not to sneeze as it would be super painful when you take a wheeze so try to avoid getting a cold.


You need to fast 6-12 hours before your surgery depending on when the surgery would be done.

Diet Recommended

Ice Cream
Blended Porridge
Cold Water
Chilled Plain Yoghurt
Anything Cold

Symptoms and Remedy
Tips on what to do when you have tonsillitis
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What is tonsillitis? 
It is a throat infection, which can either be caused by the strep bacteria or a virus. While getting strep throat over and over is not the only reason to get your tonsils out.

In addition to the number of throat infections you get each year, you might also think about how mild or severe they are before considering a tonsillectomy. If you have severe symptoms and require to see a doctor to get antibiotics frequently then it is recommended that you have your tonsils removed.


red, swollen tonsils
pain when swallowing
a general sense of feeling unwell/malaise
white pus-filled spots on the tonsils
swollen lymph nodes/glands in the neck
pain in the ears or neck

Less common symptoms include:

stomach ache
furry tongue
bad breath/halitosis
voice changes
difficulty opening the mouth/trismus

In cases of acute tonsillitis, the surface of the tonsil may be bright red and with visible white areas/spots or streaks of pus.

Thinking of Removing Yours?
Usually it is not recommended by doctors to removed the tonsils unless necessary!

Even if you have it removed
Do not worry of any side effects!

Even though the tonsils are the first line of defense to protect you from any infection, there are other parts of the body that would help in defending your body from bacterial or viruses

Unless You experience the following

Recommended By: 
American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

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Personal Reasons

Restless Sleeps
Constant Fever
Constant Cough
Had Consistent Flu because of Infection
Difficulty Breathing
Recurring Tonsillitis (>4 times a year)
Recurring Sorethroats
Sorethroats when singing & eating certain food

The Inside of your Mouth
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Surgical Procedure Done By: Dr Richards

My surgery was done by a few surgeons which includes a pretty lady called Crystal/Krystal. She's super sweet and nice.

What is a Tonsillectomy?

A tonsillectomy is the surgical removal of the tonsils, glands in the throat that are meant to help fight infection. In some cases, the tonsils are often too large, or repeatedly becoming infected instead of fighting infection, thus making it a must for its removal as the tonsils no longer serves its purpose as the first line of defense to fight infection. 

The tonsillectomy procedure is often combined with an adenoidectomy, which is the removal of an additional set of glands that are also in the throat.

A tonsillectomy procedure is usually an outpatient procedure, which means that the patient is allowed to go home once they are fully awake from surgery. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, so the patient is asleep through the surgery, which is usually completed in less than an hour. However, the doctor would require you to remain in a the hospital ward for at least 4 hours to ensure that the general anesthesia has worn off before discharging you.

Instead of the typical method of intubation, where a breathing tube is passed through the mouth into the airway, the patient is intubated nasally instead, with the tube inserted in the nose and down into the airway, keeping the mouth available for the surgical procedure.

Once the patient is asleep, the surgery begins. An instrument is used to hold the mouth open, allowing the surgeon to work without the teeth in the way.

The tonsils are then cut away with a scalpel, a laser or a heated instrument. The bleeding is typically controlled by cauterizing the incision. If necessary, an
adenoidectomy is also performed, using the same technique.

Once the tonsils and potentially the adenoids are removed and the bleeding is controlled, the surgery is over. The anesthesiologist stops the anesthesia and gives a drug to help the patient wake. 

When the patient is awake enough to breath without assistance, the breathing tube is removed and the patient is taken to the Post anesthesia care unit, until they wake completely before sending them to the ward for observation.

Do not be afraid of having it removed?
Recurring Sore-throats are irritating and painful

Why not save yourself the pain & have them remove today?

Head down to any of the doctors to do a check-up if you have consistent sore-throats and fever that usually comes together during a tonsillitis infection.

After your surgery you can save good bye to all these symptoms

sore throat
red, swollen tonsils
pain when swallowing
a general sense of feeling unwell/malaise
white pus-filled spots on the tonsils
swollen lymph nodes/glands in the neck
pain in the ears or neck



  1. Hi Kaviel, thanks for ur information above. I find it very useful. :) I am undergoing of consideration to remove my tonsils which suggested by the doctor. But I was doubting about the necessary of doing so,after all, I could see my tonsils are not as bad as many images I found on net. I am actually more worry about the side effect after the surgery. As u may know, all kind of surgery comes with certain risk like infection n so. Just want to hear ur opinion, how do u feel now after ur removal of tonsils since April 2013? Did sore throat matter recurring and any enlarge of tonsils? Also, lastly, what surgical instrument that ur doctor use to remove the tonsils during the procedure? Hope to hear ur reply ASAP. Thanks :)

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