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I got dried blood in nostrils after rhinoplasty. Is packing ok?
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: All ok
Clean the scabs with hydrogen peroxide on qtips and then apply antibiotic ointment.
See you doctor as planned for follow up.

In brief: All ok
Clean the scabs with hydrogen peroxide on qtips and then apply antibiotic ointment.
See you doctor as planned for follow up.
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Brock Ridenour
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Clean gently
Dried blood in the nostrils following rhinoplasty is normal.
It is best to gently clean the dried blood with a dilute peroxide solution (50-50) and a q-tip. You only need to clean the blood around the rim of the nostril and you don't need to disturb any packing. Apply antibiotic ointment to keep the nose moist and avoid further adherence of dried blood to the nostril.

In brief: Clean gently
Dried blood in the nostrils following rhinoplasty is normal.
It is best to gently clean the dried blood with a dilute peroxide solution (50-50) and a q-tip. You only need to clean the blood around the rim of the nostril and you don't need to disturb any packing. Apply antibiotic ointment to keep the nose moist and avoid further adherence of dried blood to the nostril.
Dr. Brock Ridenour
Dr. Brock Ridenour
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Dr. Anil Shah
Facial Plastic Surgery
In brief: Normal
Dried blood is normal after rhinoplasty.
Packing can be used in specific circumstances but is general out of favor for most rhinoplasty surgeons currently.

In brief: Normal
Dried blood is normal after rhinoplasty.
Packing can be used in specific circumstances but is general out of favor for most rhinoplasty surgeons currently.
Dr. Anil Shah
Dr. Anil Shah
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Dr. Alan Durkin
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Yes
Normal. Packing can be removed at any time during a 7 day postoperative course.
I normally remove mine on day 1 if it is a primary (first) rhinoplasty. If it is a revision, i remove it on day 3 after surgery.

In brief: Yes
Normal. Packing can be removed at any time during a 7 day postoperative course.
I normally remove mine on day 1 if it is a primary (first) rhinoplasty. If it is a revision, i remove it on day 3 after surgery.
Dr. Alan Durkin
Dr. Alan Durkin
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