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Is it bad to have smoked after having sinus surgery

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
42 years experience Addiction Medicine
Smoking and surgery: Smoking is not bad; addiction is not a moral issue. Smoking will impair your body's ability to heal.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
32 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Yes: Smoking is a respiratory irritant, and should be avoided after sinus surgery. Additionally, it can inhibit healing. Stop!
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
This may be: Your chance to stop slow suicide. Are you interested in good health for a lifetime? Then stop smoking.
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A 30-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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rotchford
40 years experience Addiction Medicine
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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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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