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Post Operative Period - Do's & Don'ts

As this is usually performed as an outpatient procedure, there is no hospital stay.

But sometimes stay might be required if the operation is conducted in the afternoon or if full recovery from the general anaesthesia does not take place an overnight stay might be required.

Splints or packs are placed in the nose for a few days, this Helps prevent bleeding from the nostrils.

Has a small straw that allows the patient to breathe from the nose Makes swallowing much easier.

Keeps the septum straight while it heals.

Elevation of the head and resting in a recliner or using two or three pillows while sleeping helps in reducing bleeding & swelling.

Taking a shower with lukewarm (not hot) water and an attendant should always be at hand as sudden feeling of drowsiness and fainting can occur.

Some bleeding can be expected for two to three days after surgery.

Keep changing the drip pad as needed

Keep the nostril clean.

Cleaning the dried blood and secretions from the nostrils can be done usually with 3% hydrogen peroxide.

Do not blow the nose for at least 10days after surgery.

Do not sneeze through the nose, to avoid risk of bleeding.

After the removal of splints or packs the patient will be advised to Keep nostrils moist for first five days with Oxymetazoline hydrochloride 2-3 times daily for first five days Subsequently the patient will be asked to use saline sprays 6-8 times a day to keep the mucosa moist and free of crust.

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ulanda
I'm 5 days post op. I must admit the pain level is around 2 or 3 minimum. I watched a lot of videos that were all saying how painful it was going to be. I'm pleasantly surprised at the pain level. Especially, since I had a tonsillectomy as well. I believe the key was to overlap the pain meds. I was given codeine and Tylenol to be taken every 4 hours. So, basically I was taking pain meds every 2 hour for the first 3 days now as needed.
ulanda  Wednesday, June 25, 2014
mike27
I am day four into my recovery post op male in 50s I was not encouraged to take too much pain relief Im not in much a pain more stuffy the fifth day can feel worse , be patient not sure if I have splints if should be cleaning a little hydrogen peroxide on the outside at least or using saline spray for moisture of the muscosa. I have been taking 1000mg of vitamin C and a throat lozenge [strepsil] occasionally...
mike27  Sunday, February 02, 2014
thetruthwillsettheliesonfire
Its January 10th 2014 and I'm spending my first night at home after my septoplasty.definitely not the best feeling in the world right now however finding out that the prescriptions I was given may have something to do with the way I feel. As I read one of the stories below, the woman with the 17 year old. I realize this is about 550ish days late and a bunch of dollars short. I'm feeling similar and I've cut back on the prednisone and this is totally reducing the spinning feeling. They prescribed anywhere from 2 to 10 mls and I started with the max. This was a mistake. I cut that in half and kept going with the antibiotic. Feeling a lot better now. Iguess the lesson here is. If the pain meds are making you feel terrible try adjusting them or changing to something else. Im not a dr. Nor could I ever afford to be one but hey some advice on this page and issue is better than nothing. Ill check back for any other opinions tomorrow
thetruthwillsettheliesonfire  Friday, January 10, 2014
ajayuk
i ha septoplasty and sinus both together after 3 weeks i was feeling more uncomfortable as i coud not breath through my nose because septum was more bent and there was no void between the septum and cartillage, i had an appoint with surgen after 3 weeks and he asked me how r u feeling, i said worst then i mentioned as i cant breath through my nose as i feel the septum is mre bent he replied can't be may beother problem, i said please check it then give ur remarks , as he checked then sais yes u r right the septum s bent there s adhesion and we have to do again surgery , i said why again he said we ll put splint this time , i said if only splint then y did nt u before he said we dont use to put unless some one got post op problems nd said splints r painful aswell , i said , r u joking me , i think there was excuse as i think he missed spilnt to put in ,actually he has given me new date for again surgery, so i would actually know , not putting splint is it the part of there NHS policy or his mistake not to put splint as i think he missed to put in those splint,
please furnish

ajayuk  Sunday, August 19, 2012
justmom
my 17 year old son had Septoplasty a week ago. He had focal seizures 2 hours post op and low vitals. Was told that was a side effect of Versed? He's been dizzy all week, vomited and had a focal seizure at school. Seeing blue dots, cold and clammy but BP ok seems a little confused.
justmom  Tuesday, June 12, 2012
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