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A 43-year-old male asked:

just had sinus surgery yesterday, they put in dissolvable packing and stints, can i use a nasal spray to help clean out nostrils?

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Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 15 years experience
Try saline.: You may first want to check with your surgeon because there are several different kinds of packing. Usually, over the counter nasal saline (salt water) sprays are very useful after sinus surgery to help rinse away dried blood and crusting. They can be used with splints or stents in place. Do not use any prescription nose sprays until your ENT surgeon says it's OK to do so.

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A 43-year-old male asked:

Just had sinus surgery yesterday, can I use a nasal spray to help clean with the packing still in nostrils?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Nasal spray use?: Depends on what kind of packing your surgeon placed. Please call your ENT specialist, so that they can let you know what their preference is.

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Last updated Nov 9, 2014

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