Can I use saline spray after septoplasty?

Nasal Saline Spray: Nasal saline mist spray can be used every 2-3 hours after surgery and can make your nose more comfortable after surgery.

How do you use saline solution after septoplasty?

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

Is saline spray good for deviated septum?

Nasal sprays do not help a deviated septum. A deviated septum does not always need treatment. In patients who have a badly deviated septum, a surgery called a septoplasty is used to straighten a crooked septum. Nasal sprays do not help a deviated septum.

How do I clean my nose after septoplasty?

You may clean the outside of the nose and the upper lip with cotton-tipped applicators (Q-tips) moistened with hydrogen peroxide as soon as you return home, but don’t rub too vigorously. Dried blood in the nostrils may be gently cleaned and removed with a Q-tip.

Can I sleep on my side after a 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?

Begin SINUS SALINE IRRIGATION the day after surgery. USE DISTILLED OR STERILE WATER (you may purchase at any grocery store). Do this three (3) times daily (minimum), for 3 weeks. Thick blood tinged mucous plugs will accumulate in the nasal passages.

When can I start using saline rinse after septoplasty?

  1. Use salt water (saline) rinses beginning 1 to 2 days after surgery to wash away any crust and surgical debris.
  2. Your doctor may recommend that you use a nasal steroid spray 15-30 minutes after using the salt-water rinse.
  3. You will need several visits after surgery to clear out old blood and mucus.

How long does it take for packing to dissolve after septoplasty?

Most of the time, packing is removed 24 to 36 hours after surgery. Splints may be left in place for as long as 1 to 2 weeks.

Is fixing a deviated septum worth it?

Generally, a deviated septum that causes minor symptoms doesn’t require treatment. But whether it’s worth getting fixed is your decision. If your symptoms aren’t bothersome and don’t interfere with your quality of life, then the risk of treatment may be more than the benefit.

Do they break your nose to fix a deviated septum?

And since no nasal bones need to be broken during surgery, there’s no need for the surgeon to use packing in your nose. Most patients are able to return to work and their normal activities within five to seven days.

When does congestion go away 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.

What is the fastest way to recover from septoplasty?

10 Tips for Septoplasty Recovery

  1. Keep The Surgical Site Clean.
  2. No Sports or Strenuous Activities.
  3. Rest and Relaxation.
  4. No Spicy or Hot Foods.
  5. Slow and Easy Walks.
  6. Wear Contacts Instead of Glasses.
  7. Take Care of Your Body and Keep Hydrated.
  8. Change Your Routine to Avoid Strain and Stress.