Nose Cleansing After Septoplasty Operation
With the septoplasty operation, usually radiofrequency turbinate reduction is performed. During these procedures, mucosal damage usually occurs in varying quantities, and at the same time, there is a decrease in the activity of secretory glands in the nose. I would like to suggest the following for my patients, nose care and nose cleaning after deviation surgery:
➤ Use pre-packed pressurized ocean or sea water spray for intranasal cleaning for the first 3 weeks after the Septoplasty operation
➤ After completion of the third week after the surgery, you can apply salt water from the tap water (1 cup of water, 1 teaspoon salt, half a teaspoon of carbonate) into the glass or sinus rhinoceros. Patients who are particularly satisfied with sprey and who do not force financial opportunities can continue to be treated
➤ The first 10 days of post-operative bleeding is the highest risk, and the use of manufactured ocean water spray for pressure blast or high pressure shell cleansing is not appropriate.
➤ Please do not use materials such as fingers, paper towels, napkins or selpak wipes for nose cleaning after Septoplasty (especially in the first 2 months). Thus, as you increase the loss of nasal mucosa, you may also cause infections
➤ After the 2nd or 3rd week after the surgery, you can close the nostril and gently lift it forward by pushing it forward.
➤ Instructions for using a spray for cleaning the nose for the first 3 weeks after the operation of the Septoplasty >> Go to the toilet, tilt your head forward, gently place the tip of the spray into the front of the nose tip, then press with your sprayer thumb. You can breathe gently through the spore while you squeeze it, and you can end the spraying when you feel the salt water is reaching your nose. Generally, in the early postoperative periods, the salt water principle coincides with clotting and nasal secretions. After that, you can slowly consume salty water, clots and secretions from the back into the sink. You can do the same with the other nostril. Silicone splints remain in the nose for 7 to 10 days, usually after a deviation surgery. During this time you can clean the holes in the silicones in the same way. I usually recommend moisturizing drops, then spraying and then dropping, and these applications will be explained in detail to you.
➤ After 3 weeks after the operation of the Septoplasty, you can prepare and use tap water and salt water as described above, in addition to the spray for nasal cleaning.
Above photographs, there are photos of endoscopic examination of the same patient who underwent septoplasty + radiofrequency turbinate reduction surgery. At the top of these photographs in week 2, the bleeding area in the septum near the tip of the nose and the small amount of crusts on the nose are remarkable. This hemorrhagic area in the right frontal area of the septum is the damaged mucosal area, which is the end result of cleaning with a paper towel. The intranasal mucosa is generally dry. It is suggested to increase the frequency of use of the patient's moisturizing drop, clean the nose with only salt water and terminate the paper towel contact.
When regular care is usually completed by the second week after nasal surgery, patients notice a significant degree of relief from preoperative and postoperative nasal breathing. It is very important for the nose to remain moist and oily after the septoplasty operation.
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