Tonsillectomy is an old procedure that is most commonly done on children. There are not really
a lot of complications that arise in adults than children. Children usually heal faster than adults. When
children grow into adults their tonsils also grow. When adults still have their tonsils they have a better
chance of having tonsillitis and bacteria. The longer a person has their tonsils the more bacteria grows
on the tonsils.
When children get their tonsils taken their healing time is a lot faster than adults.
Children’s tonsils are smaller so when they get their tonsils taken out there isn’t much to take out.
Tonsils in adults are larger and are filled with more bacteria and swell very easily. People who still have
their tonsils are prone to get sore throats more often and may lead to strep throat.
The recovery time in an adult is a little longer than it is in a child. When I child has their
tonsils taken out general anesthetic is used. In adults sometimes a general anesthetic is used but
sometimes there is just a local anesthetic to numb the throat. When adults get their tonsils taken out it
could take close to two almost three weeks to heal depending on the person. In a child it could take
close to maybe two weeks