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What is nasal packing?

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Depending on the extent of the procedure, you may need what’s called nasal packing. This is when your doctor places gauze-like material in the nasal cavity to absorb blood or other fluids right after surgery. He will take them out at your next follow-up appointment. There are also dissolvable packing materials that don’t need to be removed.

From: Do I Need Surgery for Sinusitis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: “Sinus Information.”

Mayo Clinic: “Chronis Sinusitis: Symptoms and Causes.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.”

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System: “St. Francis Sinus Surgery.”

American Rhinologic Society: “Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 07, 2018

SOURCES:

American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology: “Sinus Information.”

Mayo Clinic: “Chronis Sinusitis: Symptoms and Causes.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.”

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System: “St. Francis Sinus Surgery.”

American Rhinologic Society: “Endoscopic Sinus Surgery.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 07, 2018

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