Should scabs be cleaned off columella incision after rhinoplasty?
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I recommend my patients clean the scabs off with antibiotic ointment , like polysporin. Water and peroxide are good to use, also.
Incision care after rhinoplasty
I prefer to keep incisions as clean as possible to allow better healing and comfort. You can try peroxide and water and gently clean it then apply ointment.
Each doctor is a bit different when it comes to cleaning around the nose. Best to ask your surgeon what he would like.
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Incision care after surgery
One thing that could help is mixing hydrogen peroxide and water at a 50/50 ratio. Then using a cotton swab to apply this to help dissolve the crusting. Bacitracin (or another antibiotic ointment) should be applied twice a day for the first week.
3 days post op, some advices:
Thank you very much for enquire.
It's too early to make value judgments with only 3 days after a rhinoplasty.
Swelling after a rhinoplasty depends of the surgery complexity.
In this regard, the nasal swelling Post-op It can last from two weeks to two months.
To reduce this swelling, I recommend you perform delicates daily lymphatic drainage massage therapy over the face (around the nose) avoid sun exposure, and take pain/inflamation pills, as your surgeron precribe you.
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