11 days post op Rhinoplasty (cast is off) and I just got a cold today! How should I handle my nose running and stuffiness without harming anything???
11 Days Post Op Rhinoplasty and I Just Got a Cold Today, Could This Harm the Results?
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Cold or Allergies after Rhinoplasty Surgery
Thank you for your question.
Typically, with an upper respiratory infection, cold, flu, or allergies the nose will be congested. Often patient's will have increased nasal swelling, mucous, and post-nasal drip. Patients after recent rhinoplasty might have worse symptoms, as they are still recovering from the procedure.
The good news is that generally a cold will not affect the final result for your rhinoplasty. Nasal saline rinse and over-the-counter antihistamine tablet are typically good options to help clear the nose.
First speak with your plastic surgeon. He or she may prescribe an antibiotic pill or ointment, as needed. Only after a comprehensive evaluation can he/she help determine appropriate options for you. Best of luck.
Cold after nasal surgery
don t be concerned.. consider clariton to dry up the runny nose.. call your doctor if you develope yellow or green drainage
blow gently and wipe gently
Cold after rhinoplasty
I'm sorry you are having this to deal with. Other then being more congested it shouldn't harm your result. Try not to rub you nose to much which could irritate suture lines. Get the clearance from your surgeon but I think you could take any otc cold remedy for congestion and stuffiness.
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No don't worry. Take the usual drug stor medicines. Gently blot your nose without wiping too much. Try some Eichinacea.
Rhinoplasty Post-Op Problems
It happens--try not to worry. I recommend gentle irrigations inside your nose with saline to help flush the mucous and decrease the viral load (most often a viral infection). Try not to blow hard and avoid rubbing the nose as much as possible. Call your surgeon with any concerns. Good luck!
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