Tonsillectomy Recovery Scabs and Healing

One of the most common questions I get from patients recovering from tonsillectomy surgery is, “are these scabs normal?” Everyone’s recovery is unique and not all throats look the same as people recovery. White, grey, or green colored scabs are normal. Gradually, these scabs will fall off as the throat heals from tonsil surgery. Here’s one example of what these scabs can look like.

Many thanks to a reader who shared this pictorial of her recovery from tonsillectomy surgery from day one to day twenty.

tonsillectomy photo journal
photo journal of tonsillectomy recovery from day one to day 20
Daily tonsillectomy scab pictures
Daily tonsillectomy scab pictures