All surgery has a small risk of infection or bleeding. Also,
septoplasty carries a small risk of a hole (perforation) forming in the septum.
A perforation rarely requires treatment. Additional surgery may be needed if
the perforation causes discomfort or an infection develops.
Streptococcus and staphylococcus bacteria appear normally in some people.
Packing the nose after surgery in people who have these bacteria increases the
toxic shock syndrome. Call your doctor immediately if
you have any of the following symptoms:
Putzing in the garden is nothing less than therapy. It's even good exercise, if you exert enough effort. But the sneezing and stuffy-headed feeling that lingers afterwards -- that's the downside of gardening with allergies.