Can I remove the dried blood/clot causing me discomfort 4 days in? How?
Doctor Answers 2
Blood clot removal
Thank you for your question.I would not instruct a patient to do this themselves. Consult with your surgeon and have him remove it as you may cause some damage trying to do it yourself. In the meantime, I would recommend you apply mupirocin ointment 4x a day to soften the clot and make it easier for your surgeon to remove it. I hope this helps.
Best of luck in your recovery!
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS
Rhinoplasty and post-op
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