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what do i do about nasal congestion after a septoplasty?

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Dr. Richard Westreich
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Post operative nose: The answer depends how long it's been since your surgery. If its the first week then oral steroids may help. Sudafed can also be effective. If its been more like a month then nasal steroid sprays like Nasonex (mometasone) or Flonase could help. If its been longer, it's possible your surgery was ineffective. Wait at least 9 months and consider a revision if the situation has not improved. Best of luck.
Answered on Jan 10, 2019
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Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Surgeon?: Maybe your surgeon can help with this?
Answered on Nov 28, 2017

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