You will begin
rinsing the nose several times a day with saline. Your doctor will instruct you
on how to use the saline. You can expect drainage after surgery.
You may need to have your nose cleaned in the doctor's office a few
times. Your nose should be healed 2 to 3 weeks after the nasal pack is
Avoid blowing your nose, strenuous exercise, and bending forward
for a few days. Also take care not to injure your nose during exercise or other
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