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Is it bad to have smoked after having sinus surgery?

Is it bad to have smoked after having sinus surgery?

Smoking and surgery: Smoking is not bad; addiction is not a moral issue. Smoking will impair your body's ability to heal. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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Is it bad that I've smoked cigarettes after having sinus surgery?

Is it bad that I've smoked cigarettes after having sinus surgery?

Yes: Yes. The reason you had sinus surgery was to make your sinuses and your nose better. After surgery it takes a while for the sinuses and nose to function normally and part of that is for them to become self-cleaning. The way they clean themselves is with cilia and this cilia is damaged by cigarette smoke. You significantly decrease success of surgery by smoking. ...Read more

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I had sinus surgery thursday. At work I was exposed to cigarette smoke. It caused a lit of pain and made me sick. How long will this last?

I had sinus surgery thursday. At work I was exposed to cigarette smoke. It caused a lit of pain and made me sick. How long will this last?

Saline Rinse: Consider doing a saline sinse as directed by your surgeon. This will remove the irritants that can cause discomfort. ...Read more

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When can I smoke after functional endoscopic sinus surgery? It's been 2.5 days and I don't think I can wait till a month. What will happen if I smoke?

When can I smoke after functional endoscopic sinus surgery? It's been 2.5 days and I don't think I can wait till a month. What will happen if I smoke?

Smoking: Hello, while you never find a doctor who encourages smoking, the reality is that smokers smoke. I would recommend giving the nose the longest time to heal without smoke as you possibly can. Rinse out your nose after you smoke asap. Try your hardest to find the strength inside you to stop smoking. ...Read more

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Had sinus surgery to clear bad infection. Month after, getting sinus pain/headaches and weird damp smell again. Could the infection be returning?

Had sinus surgery to clear bad infection. Month after, getting sinus pain/headaches and weird damp smell again. Could the infection be returning?

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 also seek an allergist / Immunologist opinion, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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How long should one wait before starting to smoke again after functional endoscopic sinus surgery and septoplasty? Effects of smoking after a week?

How long should one wait before starting to smoke again after functional endoscopic sinus surgery and septoplasty? Effects of smoking after a week?

DON'T DO IT!!!: For crying out loud! Why would you even want to start smoking again if you were able to stop for 3 weeks?!?! it's the single worst thing you can do for your health! It shortens life, causes horrible diseases and makes you stink. It's expensive and leads to early senility, impotence and wrinkles. I will never tell someone to resume smoking! U might not even need sx if you hadn't smoked! ...Read more

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I had an endoscopic sinus surgery 2 days ago. I'm addicted to smoking cigaretts. When can I smoke again? At least 1 cigarett. I'm not able to quit it.

I had an endoscopic sinus surgery 2 days ago. I'm addicted to smoking cigaretts. When can I smoke again? At least 1 cigarett. I'm not able to quit it.

Smoking: Hello, while you never find a doctor who encourages smoking, the reality is that smokers smoke. I would recommend giving the nose the longest time to heal without smoke as you possibly can. Rinse out your nose after you smoke asap. Try your hardest to find the strength inside you to stop smoking. ...Read more

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I just got sinus surgery 3 days ago. I have've taken perscribed meds. I have bad vertigo and I am assuming it has to do w/ inner ear. Is this normal?

I just got sinus surgery 3 days ago. I have've taken perscribed meds. I have bad vertigo and I am assuming it has to do w/ inner ear. Is this normal?

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 leak. There are multiple potential causes and more information is required to narrow down the options. ...Read more

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How long after l fess sinus surgery for result. Ct scan 3 dys ago-clear. Bad pain left side of nose. Ent said no infection even with green/red mucas?

How long after l fess sinus surgery for result. Ct scan 3 dys ago-clear. Bad pain left side of nose. Ent said no infection even with green/red mucas?

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 infection. Are you irrigating your nose with a neil med type system? If necessary seek another opinion with a sinus surgeon. ...Read more

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What is sinus surgery for?

What is sinus surgery for?

Chronic sinus issues: Sinus surgery is done for a variety of reasons. The typical problems include chronic sinus infection, polyps, recurrent sinus infections and chronic facial pain.
You can learn more about sinus surgery here: http://www. Rhinoplastyinseattle. Com/functional-rhinoplasty/sinus-surgery. ...Read more

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What can I expect in a sinus surgery?

What can I expect in a sinus surgery?

Improvement: You should expect to breathe better with less nasal congestion, decreased sinus pressure/pain and decreased number of sinus infections. More info at www. Socalsinus. Com. ...Read more

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What is recovery from sinus surgery like?

What is recovery from sinus surgery like?

Sinus surgery: Recovery/ reduced swelling in one to two weeks. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about sinus surgery?

What can you tell me about sinus surgery?

May vary greatly: There are many options for is us surgery taut may involve pre or intraoperative imaging mapping or imaging as well as a variety of approaches including the use of an endoscope. It is best to discuss he nature of your specific surgery of your surgery with your surgeon. In general, the goal of surgery is to provide adequate drainage. ...Read more

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How fast is recovery after sinus surgery?

Depends on type: Recovery depends a lot on what you're having done and who is doing it. Typically in my patients overnight they have some sponge in their nose, that sponge comes out the next day and they feel "better". It can usually takes a few days after that until they are up and around and then a week until I have my patients at full activity including blowing their nose and exercising. ...Read more

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How quickly is recovery after a sinus surgery?

Several weeks: Most patients can return to any level of physical activity and nose blowing at7-10 days after surgery. It takes 4-6 weeks for the nasal lining to recover its ability to clean itself so congestion, mucous, and crusting are usually gone at this point. Pain meds for the first week. Temporary headaches for the first 2-3 weeks. For rhinoplasty most bruising and swelling gone 2-3 weeks. Tender 2 mo. ...Read more

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Have sinus surgery tomorrow. What can I expect?

Have sinus surgery tomorrow. What can I expect?

Ask your surgeon: We are always happy to answer questions about sinus disease and sinus surgery. This question has been hanging around for weeks and I suppose there has been no answer is because each surgeon has a different technique, different types of packing and should talk about serious risks such as blindness and injury to the brain. Although these risks are very rare, they can occur. Ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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Which type of sinus surgery would you reccomend?

ENT consult: It's best to talk to an ENT doctor. It depends on the sinus problem/the cause of sinusitis; whether it's due to a mass or some anatomic issues. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from sinus surgery?

How long does it take to recover from sinus surgery?

Recovery Sinus Surg: I tell my patients to expect a "head cold" for two weeks after sinus surgery. Most individuals are clogged up, have significant nasty smelling nasal drainage, and may feel facial pressure for a few weeks. Go see my article about recovering from sinus surgery:
http://www. Twinlakesent. Com/aftersinussurgery. ...Read more

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What are common complications during a sinus surgery?

What are common complications during a sinus surgery?

Safe surgery: When done for the right reasons for chronic sinusitis, sinus surgery is 90-95% effective at reducing symptoms. Risks are low but include: scarring, anesthetic complications, bleeding, infection, recurrent disease, pain, voice changes, reduced smell, and nasal obstruction. Extremely rare complications in skilled hands include injury to the eye/brain injury, CSF spinal fluid leak, blindness, and death. ...Read more

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What to do if I had sinus surgery today please help me?

Stay propped up: You can use ice on your nose for 24 hours, use afrin for bleeding, nasal saline spray, stay propped up, watch for any complication (as per your doctor instructions, namely eye complication, brain complication, severe headache etc).
Also, you can change your drip pad if you had one routinely. If too much bleeding, contact your doctor, go to ED. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sinus surgery?

Define Sinus Surgery: In simplest terms, sinus surgery is defined as making openings through the nasal passages and the four, paired sinuses on each side of the nose, bigger. This may include straightening a crooked (deviated) septum, reducing the size of the nasal turbinates, and making the openings (ostia) larger, using by means of a drill with a very small bit that removes bone around the sinus openings. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to recover from sinus surgery?

How much time does it take to recover from sinus surgery?

1-2 weeks: If under general anesthesia, I usually counsel my patients to take a week off from school or work and no exercise or strenuous activity for 2 weeks. If in the office under local sedation, recovery is much less, usually a couple of days. ...Read more

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Is a full physical usually required before sinus surgery?

Yes: Before most surgeries it is, not specifically for the surgery itself but for the anesthesia. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are common complications for sinus surgery?

I was wondering what are common complications for sinus surgery?

Uncommon: If they were common, that surgery would not be performed. That said, the risks really depend on which sinuses are treated surgically and with which surgical technique. Overall, it has become a low risk surgery. Talk to a surgeon. ...Read more

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Help please? How long does it take to recover from sinus surgery?

See below: If it was not balloon sinus surgery, then generally 5 days to a week if you had septoplasty as well.
Some people recover sooner and some later. It depends on the extent of surgery, tolerance to pain etc.
One caution: You will need to keep it light (no heavy lifting, light activity) for several weeks ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I had a few questions about my sinus surgery yesterday?

Strange question: I'm sorry but if you had sinus surgery yesterday, why would you ask an outside nasal surgeon about questions you should ask your surgeon. Your surgeon is responsible for all pre-op benefits and risks of surgery on the sinuses and the post-op care until you are healed. You need to ask every conceivable question that you want to know. Sorry, but my patients would never ask an outside source. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Sinus Surgery (Definition)

In simplest terms, sinus surgery is defined as making openings through the nasal passages and the four, paired sinuses on each side of the nose, bigger. This may include straightening a crooked (deviated) septum, reducing the size of the nasal turbinates, and making the openings (ostia) larger, using by means of a drill with a very small bit that removes bone ...Read more