POST OPERATIVE SINUS SURGERY INSTRUCTIONS
: Some nasal pain and pressure is normal for up to 1-2 weeks after surgery. A sore throat from the
breathing tube is also normal for 2-3 days after surgery. For pain use Extra-Strength Tylenol
since it is usually strong enough. If Tylenol
is not strong enough use the pain killer you were prescribed. DO
NOT use any “Aspirin-Type
” (NSAID) pain killers for at least 2 weeks since they increase bleeding, and include Advil, Aleve, Naprosyn, and Motrin
among others (so read the label first). Use of an ice pack to the forehead
and cheeks is fine if you find it helps but is not required.
: You may eat your regular diet and drink plenty of liquids.
: Fatigue is normal for up to 2 weeks and most patients plan on taking the rest of the week off from
work. Regular walking and light activity are encouraged starting the day after surgery. Avoid any strenuous
physical activity including bending, straining, heavy lifting, or rigorous exercise for 2 weeks after surgery. Showering or bathing is permitted, but no swimming or submerging the head for 2 weeks. DO NOT blow
your nose hard for at least 1 week after surgery. After 1 week you may begin to blow your nose gently to help clear crusts. If you feel the need to sneeze or cough, do not try to stop it, instead sneeze or cough with your
mouth open. Gentle dabbing with tissue and gentle sniffing is ok but do not pick inside your nose.
: Mild bleeding and old bloody drainage is normal for up to 2-3 weeks after surgery. A 4” x 4”
gauze pad folded in half and taped under the nose works well to catch drainage and should be changed whenever soiled or saturated. If steady fresh bleeding continues, tilt your head back slightly and breathe
gently through the nose. If bleeding continues spray 3 sprays of Afrin
(Oxymetazoline) into the nose on both
sides. As old blood clots dissolve after surgery they can cause an odor and thick brownish drainage for 2-3
Start Saline Rinses
(1 teaspoon of salt in 1 quart of warm water squirting gently into the nose using a
soft rubber bulb syringe 3 times a day) starting the day after surgery (unless you continue to have fresh
bleeding – see BLEEDING section above) to help PREVENT and clean out old blood clots and crusts. You will continue to rinse at least twice a day until your 14 week appointment.
DO NOT use your steroid nasal spray (Flonase, Nasocort, Nasonex, Rhinocort
, or Veramyst
) until you
see Dr. Lueg for your 14 week postop appointment. Steroid sprays cause an increase in dry crusts.
You will follow up in 2 weeks and then again in another 3 months (14 weeks) after your 2 week follow-up.
our office immediately (643-9999
) and go to the nearest ER if any of the following occur:
- brisk new fresh bleeding occurs and continues for more than 30 minutes despite using Afrin
- you have a fever more than a day after surgery which is higher than 101.5 Fahrenheit
- constant clear watery or salty-tasting drainage occurs after the first week of surgery - any double or blurred vision occurs or marked or increasing swelling around the eyes
- severe, worsening headache or neck stiffness develops- you have any other serious concerns Rev 101812
Ear Nose Throat & Sinus Specialists of Ventura
2660 E. Main Street, Suite 201, Ventura, CA, 93003. Tel (805) 643-9999 Fax (805) 643-9998
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