Removal of Nasal Adhesions (cont.)
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What to Expect After Surgery
Your nose should heal in 7 to 10 days.
After surgery, a spacer or splint may be placed in your nose for a few days to several weeks. This helps prevent another adhesion from forming. You should avoid blowing your nose while the spacer or splint is in place. Your doctor will probably suggest you use an ointment, such as bacitracin/polymyxin (for example, Polysporin), to keep your nose moist and prevent infection while the splint is in place.
A small amount of bleeding or drainage is normal. Your doctor will tell you how to clean your nasal passages using a saltwater (saline) solution. Sneezing is common after nasal surgery, especially if you have allergies. You may be given an antihistamine (one that will not make you sleepy) to reduce the sneezing. These medicines also may reduce swelling and the likelihood that adhesions will return.
You also may use a nasal anti-inflammatory (corticosteroid) spray. Although there is little evidence about the use of these sprays, some doctors think they may help prevent another adhesion from forming.
Why It Is Done
The procedure removes debris and tissue that have formed adhesions in the nose.
How Well It Works
This procedure removes adhesions that form in the nasal passages.
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