How long off work after sinus surgery?
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Generally 7 - 10 days off of work
In general, most individuals can return to work after 7 to 10 days after the sinus surgery. When discomfort lasts longer than this, I make certain that the patient return to the office for a nasal cleaning (debridement). This almost always provides reduction in facial pain and pressure. Also, the nasal irrigations will help keep the surgical sites cleaned and open. It is ok to return to work if your must. But try to delay until the 7-10 day time period.
Return to work after sinus surgery
As mentioned previously, it sounds like you are about where you should be for this time in your recovery. Usually I see patients turn the corner in about 7-10 days. If you still have splints or packing in your nose, once those are removed you will feel some relief.The most effective ingredient in the pain meds for sinus pain is actually the Tylenol, not the narcotic. At work, try taking just extra strength tylenol and take it regularly. Hope that helps and good luckDr Rodman
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