Still Have Periods of Congestion One Month After Septoplasty and Turbinate Reduction?
- Asked by Paul2525
- 6 months ago
the congestion changes comes and goes throughout the day. Sometimes breathe better on right, then left. Sometimes breathe fairly clearly out of both sides. In the morning I can wake up with one side almost completely blocked, then after being up for a while it clears. My nasal passages also get really dry which adds to the feeling of congestion. I use saline regularly. I cant say that im breathing better yet than before the surgery. Is it normal to still have dry nose swelling at this point?
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Dear Paul2525: It is normal to have congestion and swelling one month after Septum and Turbinate surgery. Your nose is still healing: however, it continues to function as a nose. Nasal toilet with Saline spray is good, but I find Saline gel to be more effective in drying situations. This should improve with time. Be patient and follow-up with your surgeon when told to. Hope this helps.
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