How to cure the blocked nose after septoplasty and turbinoplasty?

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

Answered by
Dr. Arpit Varshney
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Dec 30, 2021 and last reviewed on: Aug 30, 2023

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?



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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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