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RECOMENDACIONES DE CUIDADOS AL ALTA

UVULOPALATE PHARYNGOPLASTY

  • Home rest for two days and relative and without physical exertion for 10 days.
  • You can not drive any kind of vehicles or use dangerous machinery until 72 hours after surgery.
  • You can not drink alcoholic beverages until after the first three days.
  • Abundant hydration (water, juices, syrup…), despite the discomfort when swallowing.
  • Soft and cold diet for about 10 days. Avoid eating foods that can open the surgical scar, such as fried potatoes or bread crust. You should not eat very hot food. In case of intense pain when swallowing, you will take the analgesic 20 minutes before meals.
  • It is normal that sometimes when swallowing liquids, part of them can pass to the nose, this situation disappears in a few days.
  • It is normal that the first or second day after surgery you may have a few tenths.
  • It is normal for the ears to hurt.
  • If there are erosions on the lips, treat them with petroleum jelly.
  • You should follow the treatment with antibiotics and painkillers that was indicated at discharge.
  • In case you were taking aspirin or other antiplatelet medication before the operation, you should consult with your doctor about the time to restart the treatment
  • In case of bleeding from the mouth or abundant traces of blood in the saliva, cervical stiffness or high fever (greater than 37.5 ° C) should go to the emergency room or contact your doctor.