Quick Answer: How Do You Irrigate Your Nose After Septoplasty?

What do splints in the nose look like?

An external nose splint is shaped like a trapezoid.

The narrower end is placed across the upper bridge of the nose so that the wider end can cover the lower part of the nose..

When Should bleeding stop after septoplasty?

Your nose may drain and bleed a little for 2 to 5 days after surgery. Your nose, cheeks, and upper lip may be numb. The numbness on the tip of your nose may take several months to completely go away.

How do you rinse your nose after septoplasty?

Rinse the nostril 3 to 4 times per day. Cleaning: Some bloody crusts can build up around the nasal openings. Gently clean this with a Q-tip soaked in half-strength peroxide (mix equal amounts of peroxide and water) Do not insert the Q-tip into the nostril any deeper than the end of the cotton portion of the Q-tip.

How long will my nose be blocked after septoplasty?

NASAL CONGESTION: A stuffy nose is normal following sinus/nasal surgery due to swelling of the tissues. This may last up to one (1) week after surgery.

How long do I have to sleep elevated after septoplasty?

You will have to sleep with your head elevated for 24-48 hours after surgery to help the bleeding slow down and help the swelling resolve. Prior to surgery, set up your bed with at least two pillows so you can prop your head up at night.

How often should you irrigate your nose after septoplasty?

Open your mouth. With gentle pressure, push the solution into your nostril. Let the solution run into the sink/tub from your nose and mouth. Irrigate each nostril with a full bottle of solution 3 to 4 times daily for the first week after the surgery.

Can you pick your nose after septoplasty?

Expect crusting in your nose for up to 6 weeks while the incisions inside your nose heal. Do not pick the inside of your nose to clean out the crusting.

How do you remove dried blood from nose after septoplasty?

Dried blood in the nostrils may be gently cleaned and removed with a Q-tip. Vaseline or an antibiotic ointment may be applied to the inside of the nostrils and the outside incision if your physician specifies this. The Vaseline helps soften crusts and usually make the inside of the nose feel better.

When can I start sinus rinse after surgery?

Nasal/Sinus Irrigation Instructions Begin your nasal irrigations the day after surgery. These saline solution irrigations, which are essential to the healing process, must be performed at least twice a day, however, it does not hurt to perform them more frequently.

Why does my throat hurt after sinus surgery?

You may feel like you have a severe “head-cold” after surgery. Headache and sore throat are common and frequently result from post-operative drainage and mouth-breathing. Decongestants will not relieve these symptoms.

When can I use saline spray after septoplasty?

Use salt water (saline) rinses beginning 1 to 2 days after surgery to wash away any crust and surgical debris. Use the Neil Med® Saline Rinse in the bottle to squirt the solution into your nose a few times a day.