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?
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.
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