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Oral rinses, mouthwashes and sprays for improving recovery following tonsillectomy

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Oral rinses, mouthwashes and sprays for improving recovery following tonsillectomy
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John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, July 2011
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd007806.pub3
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Fedorowicz, Zbys, Al-Muharraqi, Mohammed A, Nasser, Mona, Al-Harthy, Nutayla, Carter, Ben


This is an update of a Cochrane Review first published in The Cochrane Library in Issue 1, 2010.Tonsillectomy is the surgical removal of lymphoid tissue, the palatine tonsil, which is located at the back of the throat. It is still commonly performed for patients who have recurrent bouts of acute tonsillitis. Although tonsillectomy is considered a fairly minor procedure, pain and bleeding are two of the most common complications; either may delay recovery and can on occasion lead to hospital readmission. Postoperative tonsillectomy medication should provide an adequate reduction in morbidity while minimising side effects, therefore topical agents would seem to be an ideal, safe option. A number of mouthwashes and topical sprays are available which offer pain relief or can help to reduce bleeding in the immediate postoperative period.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 4%
Unknown 24 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 4 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 12%
Researcher 3 12%
Student > Bachelor 3 12%
Other 9 36%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 19 76%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 8%
Materials Science 1 4%
Unknown 3 12%