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RECOMENDACIONES DE CUIDADOS AL ALTA

SEPTORHINOPLASTY

From the moment of discharge, you must remain on home rest for the first two days after surgery

  • 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.
  • You may notice swelling of the eyes, including the formation of hematomas in the form of bags in both eyelids and the rest of the face. At first they will be very swollen, then the color of the hematoma will remain for several days. All this is normal.
  • It is advisable to sleep a little incorporated, to facilitate breathing.
  • In case you have to sneeze, you should do it with your mouth open.
  • 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 for you, you can place a gauze dressing under your nose, secured with paper towels, to catch the secretions and change it often.
  • The bandage over your nose should not get wet, if it comes off a little you can hold it with adhesive tape, but if it comes off too much you should go to the emergency room.
  • In case you were taking aspirin or other antiplatelet medication before the operation, you should consult your doctor about when to restart the treatment.
  • In case of heavy bleeding from the nose or mouth, severe pain that does not subside with the recommended painkillers, or fever above 38 ° C, go to the emergency room or contact your doctor.