After surgery, a spacer or splint may be placed in your nose for a
few days to several weeks. This helps prevent another adhesion from forming.
You should avoid blowing your nose while the spacer or splint is in place. Your
doctor will probably suggest you use an ointment, such as bacitracin/polymyxin
(for example, Polysporin), to keep your nose moist and prevent infection while
the splint is in place.
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A small amount of bleeding or drainage is normal. Your doctor will tell you how to clean your nasal passages using a
saltwater (saline) solution. Sneezing is common after
nasal surgery, especially if you have allergies. You may be given an
antihistamine (one that will not make you sleepy) to reduce the sneezing. These
medicines also may reduce swelling and the likelihood that adhesions will
You also may use a nasal anti-inflammatory (corticosteroid) spray. Although there is little
evidence about the use of these sprays, some doctors think they may help
prevent another adhesion from forming.