Can I use a baby bulb syringe after rhinoplasty to aspire mucus since I cannot blow my nose...?
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Cleaning Nose after Rhinoplasty
I would confirm with your operating surgeon what their recommendations are, but in our office we have patients clean their nose with a Q tip and half strength hydrogen peroxide a few times a day, and then follow up with bacitracin on the inside as well. Once patients are 3 days post op, they can start to use saline nasal spray to passively moisten the inside of their nose. This helps to loosen the nasal secretions without blowing your nose or inserting a Q tip too far into the nostrils. I hope this helps!
Use of baby bulb syringe after rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty and Saline Spray
We always advice our patients after Rhinoplasty to use a q-tip moistened with distilled water to gently clean the inside and outside edges of the nostrils. We also recommend to use Saline nose drops you can buy over the counter at your pharmacy to gently cleanse the inside and to help with breathing.
Best of Luck!
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