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Old 03-10-2010, 12:46 AM
 
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My four-year-old had his tonsils and adenoids removed on Monday (03/08/2010). He was admitted afterwards and spent his first night and half of his first day of recovery at the hospital. He has been doing very well with one major exception. He screams and cries over his pain medicine. It is the Tylenol with Codeine. He says it makes his mouth hurt. He quite literally is hysterical over it. He doesn't cry or have a fit over swallowing anything else (water, juice, milk, etc) even the other medicine they gave to make sure he doesn't get an infection. Does the medicine really hurt that bad? Is it alcohol based and burn going down? Is there anything I can do to ease this pain? Mix it with something, water it down when I give it to him, anything at all....please....
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:46 AM
 
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It may burn. Add it to his juice quietly and see if it works that way.
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Old 03-10-2010, 04:17 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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Put it in a milkshake?
I got ice cream and milkshakes after I had mine done.
But that was many years ago.
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Old 03-10-2010, 12:27 PM
 
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It should not burn. My brother had an allergy to that stuff, it happens. He developed it midway through a bottle of cough syrup and had to stop using it. It made his mouth itch inside. Maybe that feels like burning to a guy that little. My brother was entering his tweens.

Just give him the plain tylenol or an alternative that is not morphine based and have him eat ice chips for pain after checking with the doctor. Ask the doctor about aloe juice. If there is no allergy, serving it (aloe or codeine) cold in a drink will help. But I would check on the allergy thing asap.
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:10 PM
 
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I' surprised he is drinking juice. It stung too much for me after my tonsillectomy. No other advice, posts above have good info.
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:08 PM
 
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My four-year-old had his tonsils and adenoids removed on Monday (03/08/2010). He was admitted afterwards and spent his first night and half of his first day of recovery at the hospital. He has been doing very well with one major exception. He screams and cries over his pain medicine. It is the Tylenol with Codeine. He says it makes his mouth hurt. He quite literally is hysterical over it. He doesn't cry or have a fit over swallowing anything else (water, juice, milk, etc) even the other medicine they gave to make sure he doesn't get an infection. Does the medicine really hurt that bad? Is it alcohol based and burn going down? Is there anything I can do to ease this pain? Mix it with something, water it down when I give it to him, anything at all....please....
Don't give it to him.... Why not plain tylenol or just ask if his throat hurts?
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Old 03-12-2010, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Oh, yeah...it HURTS to swallow ANYTHING, especially anything acidic....tomato sauce, citrus...anything with a "sting"....
Have him take it, and follow with a bit of cold milk or spoonful of ice cream or a popsicle.....do NOT give him spaghetti or anything like that for weeks!!!! I'm serious----that stuff will put a hurting on you!
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Old 03-13-2010, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Hawaii
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Kids heal like the wind.
Throw the codeine away and use OTC Tylenol product (acetaminophen) when needed.
Popsicles, ice pack to the throat in moderation, smoothies etc...
Post surgery should focus on decreased irritation and controlling any swelling.
How's he doing?
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