Post-Operative Instructions


Listed below are instructions for Post-Operative Care. The doctor will review these instructions with you before your procedure. If you have any questions, please discuss them with your doctor before your procedure.

Nasal Surgery

For the first two (2) weeks after surgery:

The Do's
The Do Not's

Sleep with your head up using 3 to 4 pillows.

Do not blow your nose. Sniff up and spit out if necessary

Avoid all products containing aspirin or ibuprofen.  

Do not use your nose to sneeze. Open your mouth and sneeze.

Do not do extreme exercise or exertion.

Do not bend over for long periods of time.

Do not drink alcohol.

Do not eat or drink very hot foods and/or beverages.

Irrigation:

Make sure to follow these steps in the order specified.

  • Irrigate your nasal passages with a saline solution with bulb syringe 3 to 4 times a day. (Saline solution can be made by mixing 2 to 3 teaspoons of salt in a quart of water).

Medications:

  • Be sure to take your antibiotics as prescribed.
  • Take your pain medication as necessary. (Usually NO more than 3 to 4 times a day.)

Note:

  • Some bloody oozing from the nose is not unusual. This will get less each day.
  • Any loss of smell or taste should return in a few weeks.