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Drainage in Right Nostril 9 Days Post-op is This Normal?

I had my rhinoplasty on May 11, 2013, saturday, and it has been exactly 9 days post op. My left nose has stopped drainage but my nose is now experiencing drainage. I asked my doctor and he said to keep on drinking anti-biotics. Any insights? Thanks! Robert

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Drainage after nose surgery

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Since you are still very recent from surgery, drainage is still quite normal. If it becomes bloody or thick with pus, do let your surgeon know immediately. I would suggest keeping your fingers, Q tips and anything else out of your nose to let it heal.


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