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How long after septoplasty can I start exercising again? I normally exercise most days of the week. I don't feel right if I take off more than 3 days. I realize i'll probably need to wait longer than that, but how much longer? .
The: The optimal timing of when to restart exercising depends a bit on how extensive your septoplasty surgery is and your pain tolerance. You'll probably want to hold off on exercising at least 7-10 days, but follow your surgeon's instructions as that's who knows your situation best. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
How long after septoplasty can I go out in public? I've read that recovery from septoplasty is a few weeks. Is that for full recovery, or is that how long I have to wait before it's healed enough that I can go back to work or out to dinner? .
If: If you're only having a septoplasty you can probably go back to work after a few days. The recovery depends on your pain tolerance and whether your surgeon uses any packs/splints in the nose. I try to avoid using packs or splints as that usually helps reduce the amount of discomfort after surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will vary w surgery: The post op recommendations will, vary with the nature of the procedure and your swelling. While you may be able to sleep normally soon after surgery, this will depend on what was performed. If external manipulation of the nasal skeleton was performed, special precautions may be recommended for more than 6 weeks to avoid displacing the delicately aligned structures. Discuss with your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hi I got cold after septoplasty is it common? Safe? Its my 3rd day after surgery what should I do?
Home remedies: You most likely have developed a viral infection post-operatively. The viral infection should have little effect on the final result of the septoplastly. The healing process may take a little longer. Fluids, vitamin c and time are all that is necessary. The surgeon might want to take the pack (splints) a little early. Ask your surgeon. ...Read more
How long after septoplasty can I sleep on my side? That's my normal position, and I have trouble spending the whole night on my back. Also, even if I start on my back, I usually end up on my side by morning. Would that be bad for getting good results afte
Why are we asked to avoid spicy food, soda and also stuffs that raises your heartbeat, etc. After septoplasty?
Depends: Depends if you mean immediately after, or in the weeks following. Usually nose is packed immediately. So nothing to do except keep outside clean with q-tips and saline. Ask your ENT surgeon for specific instructions in your case. Depends on many factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breathing: As long as my patient doesn't strain or forcefully blow his nose, I have them return to Pranayama. ...Read more
How long soes it take for the internal nasal swelling to subside after septoplasty? Could it take months (upto 3 to 6 months)??
Several wks/ months: I often tell my patients they should be able to notice a significant difference in the first couple of weeks. Rarely I do have patients that need several months to improve. After 3 months if there is no significant improvement, I would re-evaluate the anatomy in case there was something else (i.e sinusitis that's was contributing to the the situation) ...Read more