Nasal Surgery Post Operative Instructions


 

Activity

 

You may resume essentially normal activities at home except strenuous activity. You may wash your hair, shower, and bathe. Do not drive if you are taking any narcotic for pain.

 

Diet

 

There is no restriction regarding diet. There may be some discomfort on chewing.

 

Medication

 

An antibiotic and decongestant is sometimes prescribed. You will be given a pain medication. Nasal irrigation with OCEAN NASAL MIST, AYR, or NASAL will decrease nasal congestion. You may make an irrigation solution yourself by mixing 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon soda in 8 ounces of water and irrigate (flush) the nose 4-5 times a day.

 

Pain

 

You will have some pain and pressure in the nose and face post-operatively. You should contact your doctor if severe pain or fever should occur.

 

Bleeding

 

A mucous-type drainage from the nose is normal. It occasionally may be blood-tinged. Continuous bright red bleeding should cease promptly. If bleeding continues or is profuse, please call your doctor.


Office Visit

 

You will be advised to return to the office for removal of packing and/or splints.

 

Do Not

 

Sneeze with your mouth closed, blow your nose, or take aspirin.

 

 

 

Please call the nurse at 304-340-2205 for any questions or concerns. 

For an emergency dial 304-342-0124 and press "1" to designate the call as an emergency -  

Our trained office personnel will respond to your emergency call.