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RECOMENDACIONES DE CUIDADOS AL ALTA

CHOLESTEATOMA SURGERY

  • From the moment of discharge you must remain at home rest for the first three days after surgery, and avoid physical exertion such as lifting weights.
  • You can not drive any kind of vehicles or use dangerous machinery until 72 hours after the intervention.
  • You can not drink alcoholic beverages until after the first three days. The diet will be soft and in moderate quantity the first 24 hours. In case of pain when chewing, hard foods should be avoided.
  • You should not wet your ear and you will not wash your head until your doctor authorizes it.
  • Avoid sleeping on the operated side.
  • You may stain the cotton or bandage with some blood on the first day and more lightly for a few more days.
  • You may have some sensation of unsteadiness or moderate tinnitus. It is normal to notice poor hearing or resonance of your own voice.
  • Perform movements smoothly, especially getting up and lying down, and do not make sudden head movements.
  • Sneeze without holding your nose and with your mouth open; if you have to blow your nose, do it gently and one side at a time.
  • You may have some discomfort or slight pain that will subside with the indicated painkillers.
  • Avoid constipation; a mild laxative may be used for a few days if necessary.
  • The lower eyelid of the operated ear may swell.
  • If you have been instructed to use drops, remove the absorbent cotton and replace it with a clean one. You may also change the absorbent cotton whenever you notice it is wet.
  • You should contact your doctor or go to the Emergency Room in case of very intense dizziness with vomiting and/or very intense ringing in the ear, especially if it starts abruptly, as well as in case of very intense pain that does not stop with the recommended analgesics or fever higher than 38ºC.