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Nasal packing removal in 2 hours after septoplasty surgery 4 days ago. How can I ease the painful procedure? Please suggestions? Thank you all.

Nasal packing removal in 2 hours after septoplasty surgery 4 days ago.  How can I ease the painful procedure? Please suggestions?  Thank you all.

Postoperative pain: Usually pain is relieved when packing is removed. There is some discomfort associated with the removal of packing, but it is typically not too bad. Some patients will take one of their pain pills prior to packing removal, though. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Rhinitis( swollen nasal passages). Oral steroids( medrol dose pack did not help much. Will nasal steroids not work then if oral ones did not help much?

Rhinitis( swollen nasal passages). Oral steroids( medrol dose pack did not help much. Will nasal steroids not work then if oral ones did not help much?

Depends: If 40-60 mg of prednisone daily fails to help after 2-3 days, nasal steroid will not likely work. but still worth a try. Consult an allergist if problem persists. By the way, I recall having answered some of your questions recently. ...Read more

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Finished 5 day z-pack 7 days ago, still terrible cough and a lot of phlegm and post nasal drip, no longer green, need to stop coughing throat raw?

Finished 5 day z-pack 7 days ago, still terrible cough and a lot of phlegm and post nasal drip, no longer green, need to stop coughing throat raw?

Coughing: Use saline nose drops to control your post nasal drip. Steam yourself with a hot shower twice daily. Use vaporizer while sleeping . Sleep with several pillows. Stop smoking. Rub vaporub on your chest and drink lots of tea and lemon with honey. ...Read more

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Sinusitis & post nasal drip. Dr treating with cefdinir. Bronchial spasm cough treated w/ prednisone 6 day pack. Can I use biaxin, (clarithromycin) pred to end cough?

Sinusitis & post nasal drip. Dr treating with cefdinir.  Bronchial spasm cough treated w/ prednisone 6 day pack.  Can I use biaxin, (clarithromycin) pred to end cough?

Check with PCP: Please check with your physician if you need additional antibiotics. As far as your nasal and bronchial symptoms are concerned if on chronic basis Please look for the cause as such resp symptoms are environmental like dust molds pollens and foods etc. please visit us at www.ehacstl.com to learn more about treating the cause of illness. If interested Please make an appointment. ...Read more

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Nasal congestion and pressure for two weeks now( happened after having work done on house and cleaning) No drainage at all.Nasonex made me feel more congested after one use only. Doctor gave medrol dose pack 4mg 21 pills and still congested.Any idea?

Nasal congestion and pressure for two weeks now( happened after having work done on house and cleaning) No drainage at all.Nasonex made me feel more congested after one use only. Doctor gave medrol dose pack 4mg  21 pills and still congested.Any idea?

Sinus infection?: If you have a sinus infection, the problem would not go away with nasal steroid (which takes several days of use to get optimal results) or even Medrol. I am wondering also why you have been on low dose Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for the past year since this only encourages the growth of resistant bacteria. Perhaps a CT sinus should be considered. ENT consult? ...Read more

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I have mds. I have been having severe loose productive cough for the last 14 days with white/grey sputum. I don't have fever or nasal congestion. Six days ago, i startedtaking 3 pills from the z pack but there has been noresponse. Six days ago, i got an x

I have mds. I have been having severe loose productive cough for the last 14 days with white/grey sputum. I don't have fever or nasal congestion. Six days ago, i startedtaking 3 pills from the z pack but there has been noresponse. Six days ago, i got an x

COPD exacerbation: What you describe sounds like you have triggered a tendency to irritation of your bronchial tubes. The underlying problem may come from past smoking. At this time, avoid chemicals, perfumes, dairy, smoke, and spicy foods to decrease mucous production. Use of an inhaler could help if you wheeze. Humidifier will help the mucous to come out. Cough suppressant may help. Discuss with your mds. ...Read more

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I have had an ear infection for 9 weeks and have taken a z pack, keflex 3 times, a nasal spray, a steroid pack. What else is there to do for my ears?

I have had an ear infection for 9 weeks and have taken a z pack, keflex 3 times, a nasal spray, a steroid pack. What else is there to do for my ears?

Consider myringotomy: You may no longer have an ear infection, but rather retained fluid in the middle ear. This can resolve with time or be treated with an incision of the ear drum (myringotomy) which facilitates air flow into your middle ear space and drainage of the fluid. ...Read more