Hello, I had a closed septorhinoplasty just two weeks ago. I'm still having trouble breathing and waking up at night because of a dry mouth. I'm worried if this will be the case permanently. Also, in one nostril that was pinched in more than the other I can see that it is partially blocked by the inner skin. Will this skin fall off or shrink to make more space for breathing? Thank you
When Can I Expect my Nose to Function the Way It Will for the Rest of my Life?
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Breathing Difficulty After Rhinoplasty
Consult your surgeon for advice and guidance. In my practice, I would recommend blowing your nose in the shower where the steam loosens up the mucous, try intranasal saline sprays, take a decongestant, and clean your nose with a Q tip and warm water. If necessary,have your surgeon more aggressively clean the inside of your nasal passageways. If you have forced air for heat, you may be getting dry because of your heat. Try a humidifier at night.
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