I am 5 days PO for my rhinoplasty. The nose discomfort is almost nonexistent. But the sore throat is terrible. At first I thought it was the direct inflammation from traumatic suctioning of blood during surgery. The back of my throat looked like raw hamburger meat. But the throat now looks just slightly inflamed and not disfigured looking. I am starting to think this is now just a postnasal drip. Any ideas? If this is postnasal drip (surgical drainage), how long does this usually last.
5 Days Post-Op Rhinoplasty I have Inflamed Red Throat, is this Postnasal Drip?
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Inflamed Red Throat 5 Days Post Rhinoplasty
All of your theories are possible explanations of your sore, inflamed throat but I think your discomfort is most likely secondary to the anesthesia tube. Your symptoms will continue to improve; throat lozenges and saline gargles will help. Consult with your surgeon.
It could be all of the above. It could have been from the tube, from post-nasal drip, or even strep throat. You may want to get this checked out.
Sore throat after rhinoplasty
Your sore throat after rhinoplasty is likely due to your anesthesia, not nasal drip, and should clear up after several days. Throat lozenges will help you feel better.
Best of luck,
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