Septoplasty Postoperative Cares

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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 normal saline.

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

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