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What Drain For Mastoidectomy
Depends: It really depends on what the wound looks like the following 24 hours with respect to the quality and quantity of the drainage. Also the physician takes into account the type of material that is packed in the incision. Certain packing can remain in the wound up to seven days while others need to be removed within the first 24 to 48 hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat congestion: You should treat your nasal congestion to help your sinuses clear out. If you have allergies, see an allergist and get tested and treated. An over the counter preparation called sinus buster also helps with sinus congestion, worth a try. ...Read more
Ear infection: In general, I would normally tell a patient to follow up with the doctor who did surgery for their ears ...Read more
Clean and dry: After you have an "i&d" or an "incision and drainage" for an access, care is very simple. If you have had packing placed in the hole, that packing should be checked and changed by a physician at least one time after it is done initially. Once the packing is removed, warm soaks or sitz baths can be used to help continue to promote drainage and healing. Anti inflammatory meds can help as well. ...Read more
I have acute tonsillitis and cholesteatoma. is tonsillectomy required before mastoidectomy. And how painful is it post operation?
It will hurt: degree depend on your particular surgery and your pain tolerance. ...Read more
See a doctor: Need to see a doctor to assist with diagnosis and select appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Sinuplasty: Hello. Sinuplasty is one way to open the sinuses or another term for this is to perform an antrostomy. The reason is a narrowing or blockage. This would be determined after a CT scan was performed. I review every scan with my patients prior to discussing surgical options. Make sure you feel comfortable about the procedure before signing informed consent. ...Read more
Mastoiditis: You should follow up with an ENT. Are you already on antibiotics? It's important that you get treatment as soon as possible ...Read more
Time for visit: This can mean an active middle ear infection with a perforation of the ear drum or just a significant canal infection.Treatment would differ based on the actual site of the infection. If a perforation in an adult, it would require longer term followup and possible repair. This is one issue that deserves an office evaluation with your doc. ...Read more
How long is recovery for tympanoplsty when going through ear canal and making a inscion above the ear for the graft ?
Prob need meds: You should see a doctor and get some medications. ...Read more
How long does it take for sinus to heal and sinus pressure to leave after ballon sinuplasty surgery. A week post op.. help...
How long to heal?: Different bodies heal at different rates. The good thing is that you are young (23) and hopefully healthy without any underlying pathology. Your surgeon would be the best person to give you a ballpark figure for how long the average time it would take, but remember, it is an average. ...Read more
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