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Old 01-14-2009, 12:53 PM   #3
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Re: Post Tonsillectomy: coughing, hiccups, severe ear pain!! HELP!

I had a lot of nasty chunks falling out like that and it constantly felt like something was stuck back there. Its the scabs falling out.

Don't use heat! The heat makes the blood vessels come to the surface and it increases the swelling in that site. Heat might be good just on your ears but put ice packs around your throat. I kept ice packs on almost 24/7 and it helped a lot with the pain.

I was told that the pain in your ears is because your tonsil beds are so close to your ears that the pain manifests itself there.