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RECOMENDACIONES DE CUIDADOS AL ALTA

EPISTAXIS

  • 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. Your diet should be soft and moderate for the first 24 hours after surgery.
  • It is normal to have a dry mouth due to not being able to breathe through the nose, as well as some pain and swelling that will subside with the painkillers we have given you.
  • It is advisable to sleep a little incorporated.
  • In case of having to sneeze, he/she will do it with the mouth open.
  • It is not advisable to blow your nose.
  • Constipation should be avoided; if necessary, mild laxatives should be used.
  • 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 watering eyes and some sensation of stuffiness in the ears. It is also not unusual to bleed slightly through the tear duct at the inner edge of the eye.
  • If you were taking aspirin or other antiplatelet medication before the procedure, you should consult your doctor about when 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