I am 7 weeks post op and the other day I rolled up toilet paper into a device that I thought could help me clean my nose of boogers. I stuck the tiny toilet paper rolled up, in my nose where I saw this booger and lightly moved it until I dislodged the booger. It didnt hurt or anything, but now I am worried I damaged my surgery and the whole point of the surgery, which was to help me breathe better. Will this light removal of a booger with toilet paper harm my surgery? Thanks.
Lightly Removing Boogers with Rolled Up Toilet Paper a Problem? 7-Weeks Post Op?
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Cleaning the nose after a rhinoplasty
Your nose should be well healed at this time but if you feel that there is dried mucus or blood inside of your nose try to spray a product like Ocean in your nose this will help loosen this up.
Nasal debridement after rhinoplasty
The inside of your nose will be fairly well healed at 7 weeks after surgery, so as long as you are gentle - which it sounds like you were - you didn't cause any harm.
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