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RECOMENDACIONES DE CUIDADOS AL ALTA

ENDONASAL DACRYOCYSTORHINOSTOMY

  • From the moment of discharge, you must remain at home for the first two days after the operation.
  • Avoid physical exertion, such as lifting weights for two weeks.
  • 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 should be soft and moderate for the first 24 hours after surgery.
  • Some pain and swelling is normal and will subside with the painkillers we have given you.
  • It is advisable to sleep a little incorporated.
  • If you have to sneeze, you will do it with your mouth open.
  • It is not advisable to blow the nose in the first 3 days; afterwards, if the tamponade allows it, you can blow the nose very softly, without forcing if you find it difficult.
  • Constipation should be avoided; mild laxatives should be used if necessary.
  • Some blood and secretions will ooze from the tamponade. This is normal. If it is comfortable, you can place a gauze pad under the nose, secured with paper tape, to catch the secretions and change it often.
  • It is normal to have a watery eye and some sensation of plugging in the ears.
  • In case you were taking aspirin or other antiplatelet medication before the operation, you will consult with your doctor about the moment to restart the treatment
  • In case of abundant bleeding by nose or mouth, very intense pain that does not yield with the recommended analgesics, fever superior to 38ºC, or visual alterations or of the conscience you will go to Urgencies or to contact your doctor.