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Ever since my septoplasty my nose has been dry and flakey on the outside. What can I do?
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine
11 doctors agree
In brief: Moisturize
I doubt the dryness on the outside is directly related to what is going on inside your nose.
Applying a good moisturizer several times a day will likely be of benefit.

In brief: Moisturize
I doubt the dryness on the outside is directly related to what is going on inside your nose.
Applying a good moisturizer several times a day will likely be of benefit.
Dr. Marsha Davis
Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Moisturize
Septoplasty surgery may cause some temporary dryness on the inside of your nose.
This is usually helped with nasal saline rinses. It should not affect the outside skin of the nose unless you had some reaction to the skin cleanser used during surgery. That should improve with a moisturizer.You should follow up with your surgeon if you are concerned.

In brief: Moisturize
Septoplasty surgery may cause some temporary dryness on the inside of your nose.
This is usually helped with nasal saline rinses. It should not affect the outside skin of the nose unless you had some reaction to the skin cleanser used during surgery. That should improve with a moisturizer.You should follow up with your surgeon if you are concerned.
Dr. John Hoffmann
Dr. John Hoffmann
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Dr. Frederick Coville
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not related
I don't believe that the dry skin is related to a simple septoplasty unless you very recently had the surgery and this is related to any taping or dressing that may have been applied.
Try a little otc Hydrocortisone for just a few days and see if that improves it. If not, please go back to your surgeon for some additional insight.

In brief: Not related
I don't believe that the dry skin is related to a simple septoplasty unless you very recently had the surgery and this is related to any taping or dressing that may have been applied.
Try a little otc Hydrocortisone for just a few days and see if that improves it. If not, please go back to your surgeon for some additional insight.
Dr. Frederick Coville
Dr. Frederick Coville
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Hydrate & Protect
Sometimes after septoplasty the nose is cleaned and a sticky compound is placed on the skin of the nose to allow steri strips and a nasal cast to be applied.
When the cast and strips are removed, you can end up with skin dryness and flaking. Make sure you use a facial moisturizer and add a sunscreen of spf30 daily. I would check with your surgeon for their recommendations. Good luck!

In brief: Hydrate & Protect
Sometimes after septoplasty the nose is cleaned and a sticky compound is placed on the skin of the nose to allow steri strips and a nasal cast to be applied.
When the cast and strips are removed, you can end up with skin dryness and flaking. Make sure you use a facial moisturizer and add a sunscreen of spf30 daily. I would check with your surgeon for their recommendations. Good luck!
Dr. Anifat Balogun
Dr. Anifat Balogun
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