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Give paracetamol as required for pain. Tender loving care is
recommended. Offer frequent small feedings.
Encourage fluids. Give a soft diet as tolerated, encourage sips
of water after eating to help wash the mouth. Do not allow
fizzy drinks or objects to be placed in the mouth (including
straws, dummies). Do not give hard foods like toast, biscuits,
potato crisps or rusks. Foods such as pureed food, mashed
potato, yoghurt, jelly, custard and ice-cream are of an appropriate
Encourage gentle, quiet activities at home.
Your follow up appointment will be at one of the following:
If you are unable to keep your appointment please call to
Stephanie Wards, Cleft Co-ordinator - 9345 6582
Plastic & Maxillofacial Surgery Office - 9345 5391
Outpatient appointments - 9345 6180
Plastic Surgery Resident or Registrar - via switchboard on 9345