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RECOMENDACIONES DE CUIDADOS AL ALTA

ACOUSTIC NEURINOMA

  • From the time of discharge you must remain at home rest for the first three days after surgery, and avoid physical exertion such as lifting weights. You may not drive any kind of vehicle or use dangerous machinery until authorized by your doctor.
  • You may not drink alcoholic beverages.
  • You cannot drink alcoholic beverages until after the first three days. The diet will be soft and in moderate quantity for the first 24 hours. You will not wash your head until your doctor authorizes you to do so.
  • You will not wash your head until your doctor authorizes you to do so.
  • You may stain the bandage with some blood the first day and more lightly for a few more days. It is normal to notice mild to moderate instability which may be uncomfortable; if so keep on bed or chair rest and take medication as indicated. Some mild to moderate tinnitus is normal.
  • Some mild to moderate tinnitus is normal.
  • Some mild to moderate tinnitus is normal.
  • Effect movements gently, especially getting up and lying down, and be accompanied if you need to go down stairs and notice even slight instability. You may have some mild discomfort or pain that will subside with the indicated painkillers. Avoid constipation; if necessary you can use a mild laxative for a few days.
  • In case of facial paralysis, follow the recommendations below: He will avoid “touching” his eye and will keep it moist, for which serum drops or artificial tears will be applied frequently. At night at bedtime, a lubricating eye ointment will be applied and the eye will be occluded with an eye patch or, failing that, with a strip of adhesive tape. If the eye becomes very red and you feel severe pain when blinking, you may have developed a corneal lesion and should contact us or your ophthalmologist.
  • You should contact your doctor or go to the emergency room in case of significant staining of the bandage, severe pain that does not subside with the recommended painkillers or fever above 38°.