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Relieving Pain After Tonsillectomy

Are too many kids still receiving opioid prescriptions after getting their tonsils out?

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Kids Getting Too Many Opioids After Tonsillectomy

THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Amid a U.S. epidemic of opioid abuse, a new study finds that even children are being prescribed powerful opioid painkillers after having their tonsils removed.

The trend is happening despite a lack of evidence that opioids (such as OxyContin) are the best option for post-op pain or complications, the researchers said.

"Our study su...

Think Twice About Tonsil, Adenoid Removal

Having tonsils removed in childhood is supposed to end chronic earaches and breathing problems. But what if it also increases risk of respiratory infections?

"We found that long-term risks of diseases -- in particular respiratory, allergic and infectious diseases -- were substantially increased after surgery up to 30 years of age," said Sean Byars, lead researcher of a new study.

Tonsillectomy May Carry More Risks in Kids Age 3 and Under

When a child's tonsils become inflamed, surgical removal -- a tonsillectomy -- is often ordered.

But new research suggests more caution may be needed in patients aged 3 or younger.

The study of more than 1,800 cases involving children under the age of 6 found that the rate of complications -- events such as bleeding or respiratory issues -- rose for the youngest patients.<...

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