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What is the reason for my blocked nose after septoplasty and turbinoplasty?

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Published At December 30, 2021
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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I had a septoplasty and turbinoplasty four days before. I have an appointment after 15 days to remove the internal nose splints and sutures. I am using a nasal spray. However, I feel like they have moved from their place and blocked one nostril, making me sniff to clear it. Would you please advise me on this?

Answered by Dr. Arpit Varshney


Welcome to icliniq.com.

There is a possibility that the splints have mobilized and blocked your nose. This is a normal phenomenon. But the more common possibility is that splints are causing increased nasal secretions. They are a foreign entity to our human body, and whenever a foreign entity enters the body, the body tries to fight it and removes it with secretions. This will recover by itself once the splints are removed. Meanwhile, I would suggest Nasoclear (saline nasal drops) thrice daily and Otrivin (Oxymetazoline hydrochloride) nasal drops, two drops twice daily in both the nostrils, to control the secretions. Only a doctor, during the physical examination, can tell whether the splints have moved or not. I hope this helps. Kindly revert in case of further queries.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Arpit Varshney
Dr. Arpit Varshney

General Medicine

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