SUPPLY LIST:

 

BLEEDING: Oozing, not hemorrhage, for the first few days is normal. You will have a gauze pad under your nose, held in place with a sling. Changing the gauze every 30-40 minutes the first night is normal. You may remove the gauze and sling after the first day.

*If bleeding excessively (gushing or gauze is totally saturated more frequently than 30-40 minutes, choking on blood in throat) spray 2-3 sprays of Afrin in nose and call the office (day or night).

 

NASAL SWELLING: Sleep with your head elevated for the first 48 hours. Swelling inside the nose last for about 1-2 weeks. Usually there is very little, if any, external swelling. Do not blow your nose for 2 days.

 

SPLINTS: You may or may not have plastic splints stitched inside the nose. These will be removed at your post op appointment. Apply antibiotic ointment to the wall inside nose twice a day. Do this with or without splints.

 

PACKING: There may or may not be packing in your nose. If packing is used, your doctor will instruct you about its removal.

 

ACTIVITY: Avoid lifting and bending.

 

CLEANING: Spray your nose with saline spray every 30 to 60 minutes, the day of surgery. This will moisturize the nose and help decrease crusting.

 

PAIN: You may have nasal discomfort. Pain medication will be given for this.

 

PROBLEMS: If you develop a fever (above 101), sudden intense nasal pain or abnormal bleeding call the office.

 

You should have a post op appointment for  1  week after surgery.

For questions, problems or refills, call the office at (425) 775-6651.

Pain medications require a written prescription, so call for a refill before you run out of medication.

Medication or refill requests must be made during office hours.

There is always a doctor on call for emergent problems after office hours: (425) 775-6651

The best patient care is put into practice every day at Puget Sound ENT — we consider it a privilege to serve you.
Edmonds

76th Professional Commons
21911 76th Ave W
Suite 211
Edmonds, WA 98026

Fax: (425) 670-6718
Alt Fax: (425) 670-6719
1 (425) 775-6651 Directions
Mill Creek

Swedish Mill Creek Medical Center
13020 Meridian Ave S, 2nd Floor
Everett, WA 98208

Fax: (425) 670-6718
Alt Fax: (425) 670-6719
1 (425) 337-4810 Directions
Puyallup

Ear Nose Throat & Allergy Associates
104 27th Ave SE
Puyallup, WA 98374

entpuyallup.com
*Dr. Backous only

1 (253) 770-9000 Directions
Edmonds Center for Outpatient Surgery (ECOS)

Edmonds Medical Pavilion
7320 216th Street SW, Suite 140
Edmonds, WA 98026

1 (425) 673-3750 Directions