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.
There are no known cures for colds and flu, so cold and flu prevention should be your goal. A proactive approach to warding off colds and flu is apt to make your whole life healthier. The most effective way for preventing the flu is to get the flu shot. It works better than anything else. But there are other strategies you can employ as well. Here are 8 tips you can use to help prevent colds and the flu naturally:
#1 Wash Your Hands
Most cold and flu viruses are spread by direct contact....
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.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
November 09, 2009
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor.
Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this