A 36-year-old male asked:
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having septoplasty/sinus surgery in 3 days. im 4th day into vicious head cold. cant breathe out of either nostril. should surgery be postponed?

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Dr. Gary Tuma
Dr. Gary Tuma answered
24 years experience Plastic Surgery
Surgery: I would certainly let your surgeon know.
Answered on Dec 20, 2017
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe if elective: If a surgery is elective (not needing to be done right away), one can reschedule it to a better time when an acute illness has resolved.
Answered on Feb 6, 2013

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