I had a turbinectomy done about 10 days ago with a septoplasty and cosmetic rhinoplasty. I have a lot of dryness in my nose. Is this normal?
Dryness in Nose After Turbinectomy?
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Dry nose after turbinate reduction
This soon after nasal surgery like a rhinoplasty or turbinate reduction, the nose will definitely be dry. You might want to try using an over-the-counter saline spray three or four times a day and apply vaseline to the inside of the nose to increase the moisturization as the region heals.
-Dr. Jamil Asaria, MD FRCSC
FACE Cosmetic Surgery, Toronto
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Dryness after turbinectomy
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