Normal Post Operative Complaints

  • May have nasal discomfort and congestion for 7-10 days
  • Some bloody drainage is possible after surgery
  • May have irritation from cauterized blood vessels

Call the Office if You Notice Any of the Following

  • Excessive nosebleed
  • Pain not relieved by Tylenol or Motrin

Home Care Instructions

  • Apply a thin coat of antibiotic ointment to nose 2 times daily for 2 weeks
  • May return to school next day
  • Keep head elevated and cool mist humidifier in room at night
  • Avoid nose blowing for 2 weeks after procedure
  • Avoid picking at scabs in nose
  • For a nosebleed use Afrin 2 squirts to each nostril twice a day for 3 days and contact our office
  • Avoid strenuous activity and PE for 7 days after procedure