I am 5 days post septoplasty (turbinates also fixed, bone spurs and haller cells removed.) How may I treat my allergies?

I do nasal rinses 5-6 times a day already. I am having problems because I must breathe through my mouth as a result of congestion and every night my mouth gets very dry and my tongue hurts. I need more sleep so am wondering what to do?

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Allergies and nasal surgery

I would recommend you discuss this with your surgeon.  Every surgeon will have specific medications that they do and do not want you to use.  In general I do counsel my patients that they should continue a nasal steroid spray and oral antihistamine if they have nasal allergies, but your surgeon should direct your care.  Best wishes

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