I had a Kenalog injection into some swelling in my nose 10 days ago and have yet to see any effect. I have been applying pressure to the area/massaging it in the hope it improves its effect. Is this recommended or should I just let the Kenalog do the work? Thanks
Massage After Kenalog Injection, 5 Months Post Rhinoplasty?
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Steroid injection timeline for rhinoplasty swelling
It's absolutely expected that you wouldn't see much effect yet. If the Kenalog is going to work it usually takes a month or more to show results, especially if your surgeon was appropriately conservative with the amount and concentration of the steroid. If I use Kenalog on a patient of mine it's rare that I would advise any additional massage. It's usually best to just let it do its thing.
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Post rhinoplasty swelling
Thank you for your recent inquiry regarding your post operative care. Kenalog injections may take a few months to show any effect. Light massage to the area is okay however it is best to go to your treating surgeon and discuss this with him/her. Have your surgeon show you how much pressure if any he would allow during the massage so you have a complete understanding. Best regards, Michael V. Elam, M.D.
Massage after Kenalog
It can take 6 weeks to see the results of the kenalog. I recommend gentle massage but check with your surgeon.
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