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RECOMENDACIONES DE CUIDADOS AL ALTA

SUPRAGLOTTIC LASER LARYNGECTOMY

  • From the moment of discharge, you must remain on home rest for seven days after the intervention. He will avoid physical exertion, such as lifting weights for a month.
  • You can not drive any kind of vehicles or use dangerous machinery until one month after the intervention.
  • Avoid talking for the first 7 days and then avoid long conversations for a week. When you start talking avoid straining your voice, as well as whispering. Avoid the
    telephone.
  • Avoid dusty, smoky, and noisy environments.
  • Normal diet, slightly soft and warm, swallowing slowly and in small amount quantities. Start with pasty diet, drinking liquids in small gulps.
    Frequent coughing in a mild manner after each swallow. It is advisable to eat frequently but in small amounts at a time.
  • If you choke very frequently you should consult with your doctor.
  • It is normal to smear blood in the saliva but in small amounts and occasionally, not continuously.
  • If choking occurs too frequently, you should consult your doctor.
  • Watch your breathing, if it is difficult or noisy, you should go to the emergency room.
  • For pain, take the indicated painkillers.
  • In case you were taking aspirin or any other anti-aggregant before the procedure, you should consult your doctor.
  • In case of fever higher than 38ºC, go to the emergency room or contact your doctor, as well as in case of severe pain, bleeding or respiratory distress.