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Ear Conditions

Ear Trauma,

Hearing Loss,
Ear Discharge,
Ear Pain,
Foreign Bodies.

Head/Neck Conditions

Facial Numbness,

Neck Lumps,
Hoarseness of voice,
Parotid Swelling,

Nose Conditions


Loss of Smell,
Nasal Blockage & Discharge,
General Allergies,
Foreign Bodies.

Throat Conditions


Sore Troat,
Chronic cough,
Mouth Ulcers,
Voice Changes.

ENTs manage a wide variety of problems in the head and neck. We treat children and adults The scope involves a fair mix of medical and surgical intervention options

Laryngopharyngeal reflux

Lifestyle modifications:

1. Eat small meals often than eating large meals at go

2. Avoid foods that induce acid prodution: Chilli foods, sour porridge, spicy foods, drinks with caffeine(energy drinks, coffee, coke), chocolates, ornge juice,fizzy drink(appletizers).

3. Lessen the amount of food you eat before going to sleep.

4. After super, wait for 2 hours before going to sleep.

5. Do not sleep on your stomach.

6. Sleep on your side or face up.

7. do not sleep on a flat pillow.

8. Your haed and chest must be at a higher level than your stomach, so that the force of gravity helps to keep the stomach acid in the stomach.

9. Regularly exercise and loose some weight.

10. Keep a bottle of water(not flavoured, not fizzy) with you and take sips many times a day.

Post tonsillectomy instruction

Now that you have removed your tonsils

The don't's:

1. Avoid fizzy drinks(cold drinks like coke, sprite, and appletizers)

2. Avoid alcohol consumption

3. Avoid spicy food

4. Avoid chilli food or food with peri peri

5. Avoid orange juice

6. Avoid sexual intercourse for 3 weeks(for adults)

7. Avoid heavy exercise(short, light walks encouraged).

Now the do's:

1. Eat full meal from the first day after the operation

2. Eat chewing gum daily(helps with exercising the throat muscles, so they heal quicker)

3. Drink lots of sips of water(cold water preferred)

4. Drink your pain medicines in the morning, 20 minutes before you eat(so that when you have breakfast, the pain is better)

5. Encourage children to play if they are pain free

6. Let the child eat whateve they want except those mentioned above

Dr R.KMaringa

Not to worry about these:

1. Bad breath for 2 to3 weeks after tonsillectomy

2. Mild pain going to the ears

3. Fever on day 1 after the operation

4. Bad taste in the mouth

5. Mild throat irritation(A child might have a mild cough)

6. Exessive saliva in the first week

7. Children under 2 years may still have snoring for the first 2 to 3 days after the operation

8. Vomiting immediately after theatre

These should be taken seriously:

1. Bleeding through the mouth

2. Vomiting blood

3. Difficulty breathing

4. Severe diarrhoea(may be due to antibiotic side effects)

If the above should occur:

1.Call this number: 082 776 1324

2. If no answer, send a typed message

3. Take the child or yourself to emergency until in the hospital immediately

4. If you cannot drive, call your medicalaid emergency number to send you an ambulance.

Don't forget your check up on Monday Polokwane, Tzaneen & Zoutpansberg following your operation date. if you are not sure of anything, Call and ask.