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Is it bad to have smoked after having sinus surgery

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Smoking and surgery: Smoking is not bad; addiction is not a moral issue. Smoking will impair your body's ability to heal.
Dr. Dale Tylor
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Not the best idea: Surgery is usually a last resort for anything. If you had bad enough disease that you needed surgery, you should commit to a lifestyle that prevents ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: The nicotine causes the tiny blood vessels to spasm/diminish blood flow and delays healing. I have an ENT surgeon friend who wouldn't accept any patie... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: Smoking is a respiratory irritant, and should be avoided after sinus surgery. Additionally, it can inhibit healing. Stop!
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: Yes. The reason you had sinus surgery was to make your sinuses and your nose better. After surgery it takes a while for the sinuses and nose to functi... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Sensitive nose: Your nasal passages may be irritated following your surgery. It takes about a week after surgery to start the healing process. Be patient, things will... Read More
Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Saline Rinse: Consider doing a saline sinse as directed by your surgeon. This will remove the irritants that can cause discomfort.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
This may be: Your chance to stop slow suicide. Are you interested in good health for a lifetime? Then stop smoking.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronan Monsef
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: By no means are all the surgical wounds clean or the inflammation gone in just one week. Even when they do heal you shouldn't smoke.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Could be: Or you can have some true allergic inflammation that is not controlled, and would stay even after the surgery, please recheck with the surgeons and al... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Forever!: Clearly i realize that this may not be realistic but a substantial portion of the wound healing occurs over the the initial 3 week period.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rotchford
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
A question back?: Perhaps a better question is why would one to continue to smoke when they just had sinus surgery. Sinus surgery, even endoscopic, can be painful a... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Headache?: Probably not. Vertigo can be related to either the anesthetic agent, nasal packing, or even migraine or worse case but unlikely a cerebrospinal fluid ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
May not be sinus: If your ct scan was perfect then whatever problem you have may not be your sinuses. It may be your nose and some superficial issue or superficial infe... Read More

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