Stuffy/blocked nose 10 days after septoplasty and turbinade reduction done on 8/3?
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Rebound nasal congestion
It is common to have some congestion after nasal splints are removed during the second week of recovery. It is also uncommon that far out to have a complication such as a septal abscess or hematoma. I would recommend you perform the normal nasal cares recommended by your surgeon (such as nasal steroid sprays and sinus rinses). If you experience pain, fever, redness, purulent drainage, this may be a sign of infection and you should return to your surgeon ASAP.
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