Why does the saline solution dry and burn my nasal passage after a septorhinoplasty?

Day5 Post-Op, my doctor suggests I clean my nasal passages with saline after Day1. I've been dipping a Q-tip in the Ocean Saline Nasal Spray to clean my nostrils; today I sprayed the inside of both nasal passages twice. I just want to clean the inside of my nose. The first time I placed the solution in my passage ways I felt great! 3hrs later, again, I gave four good pumps, but now the passages are dry with a burning feeling in different areas of my nasal passage. Should it burn and feel dry?

Doctor Answers 2

Why does the saline solution dry and burn my nasal passage after a septorhinoplasty?

I would contact your surgeon about these concerns, because all surgeons have different recommendations.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Why does the saline solution dry and burn my nasal passage after a septorhinoplasty?

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I would contact your surgeon about these concerns, because all surgeons have different recommendations.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Septorhinoplasty Concerns with Nasal spray

Every surgeon treats their patients with a different protocol to some degree so I would suggest discussing your concerns with your surgeon. Personally I prefer to do the cleaning of my patients nose and do not start any sprays this soon after surgery. Discuss your problems, burning etc with your surgeon and a post operative solution should be put into place. Best regards, Michael V. Elam, M.D.

Michael Elam, MD
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Septorhinoplasty Concerns with Nasal spray

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Every surgeon treats their patients with a different protocol to some degree so I would suggest discussing your concerns with your surgeon. Personally I prefer to do the cleaning of my patients nose and do not start any sprays this soon after surgery. Discuss your problems, burning etc with your surgeon and a post operative solution should be put into place. Best regards, Michael V. Elam, M.D.

Michael Elam, MD
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 211 reviews

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