How Long Until I Can Sneeze Through my Nose After a Septoplasty?

I had a septoplasty performed one week ago. I have allergies & a very sensitive nose which causes me to sneeze quite often. Sneezing through my mouth just doesn't do it so I wondering how long I will have to wait before I can sneeze through my nose again.

Doctor Answers 2

Sneezing 1 Week After A Septoplasty Won't Be Harmful

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Hey if you have to sneeze, you have to sneeze. Although sneezing soon after a septoplasty may be uncomfortable (and messy), it shouldn't cause any harm. So don't worry, sneeze away.

Greenwood Village Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Sneezing after septoplasty

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Be careful during the first week but you won't cause any damage. Use Claritin and a saline nasal mist frequently.

Andrew Pichler, MD
Sacramento Facial Plastic Surgeon

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