Don’t worry if you just had nose surgery and don’t know what to do next. Worrying about getting better is normal, especially if you have any questions for your doctor. Because of this, it’s essential to check in with your surgeon after the procedure. In the meantime, here are some helpful tips on what to expect after nose surgery and how to take care of yourself while you heal:
If Your Swelling, Pain, Or Fever Worsens, You Should Call Your Doctor.
If your swelling, pain, or fever worsens, you should call your doctor immediately. This could be a sign of an infection that needs to be treated. Do not take any drugs without first talking to your doctor.
Avoid Blowing Your Nose.
Don’t blow your nose until your first appointment with the doctor. Usually, you should wait a week before you start blowing your nose. Don’t use anything but a tissue to blow your nose during this time, and don’t do anything that forces you to breathe through your mouth (like drinking through a straw).
Be Gentle With The Water.
- Cold water can cause your skin to swell.
- After surgery, don’t swim, use hot tubs, or go to saunas for at least two weeks.
- If you need to wash your face, use warm water (not cold).
- Your nose is still bleeding, and you need to clean it. Use warm water to do this (not cold).
Inhale Profoundly And Sneeze Through Your Mouth.
- After surgery, don’t blow your nose for two weeks.
- After surgery, don’t sneeze through your mouth for two weeks.
- Don’t blow your nose or sneeze on a desk, table, or any other hard surface.
- Don’t try to blow out candles if you have a sore throat. It can be tricky (and possibly cause an accidental fire).
Please Don’t Shake It Up! You Can’t Swim, Run, Or Do Other Challenging Exercises.
- Please don’t shake it up! You can’t swim, run, or do other challenging exercises. Your nose is a delicate part of your body that can be easily hurt if you move quickly.
- Don’t do much for 3–4 days after the procedure. For the first two weeks, don’t lift heavy things or strain. (Avoid sneezing).
- Don’t blow your nose too hard. This could cause you to bleed and loosen sutures that may not have been taken out entirely during surgery.
During Your Recovery Time, Try To Stay Out Of The Way And Avoid Stress As Much As Possible.
Try to stay as calm as possible during this time. Avoid strenuous work and anything that could put too much stress on your nose, such as:
- At least a week of exercise after surgery (longer if necessary)
- surgery for at least a week before going back to work or school (longer if necessary)
- It would help if you didn’t go out in public or hang out with friends or family until your nose heals.
During your recovery, taking care of yourself is essential by getting enough rest, drinking a lot of water, and eating healthy foods.
Make Sure To Carefully Follow These Instructions To Make Sure Your Nose Heals Well After Surgery.
- Call your doctor if your swelling, pain, or fever gets worse.
- For at least two weeks, don’t blow your nose.
- Take it easy on the water and don’t swim or run until you’re better (usually 6-8 weeks).
- For at least three months after surgery, you should take a deep breath and sneeze through your mouth, not your nose. This helps stop your nose from bleeding and swelling.
You can visit Internet sites and learn more about ‘after nose surgery care’ (ดูแล ตัว เอง หลัง ทํา จมูก, which is the term in Thai)
Remember that your nose surgery recovery will go as smoothly as possible if you take these steps and follow these rules. It will be a busy time, but it will also be an exciting one that can make a big difference in how you look and feel about yourself. What’s the best part of all this? You’ll have a new nose that looks great and makes you feel much better.