The Nose Cannot Breathe In One Side After Sinusitis Surgery?
Excuse me, I want to ask, Tuesday, 25 kmaren I just did sinusitis surgery, and just came home Saturday. So after arriving at home my nose couldn’t breathe normally through my mouth. Only functions one hole. And also when my body is touched, it hurts like a bruise. Is that natural?
Hello Rafiq, thank you for asking Aodokter.
In general, almost all surgical procedures have certain side effects, including sinusitis surgery, so it is natural for you to have some symptoms that appear after surgery. Sinusitis surgery is a procedure that is performed to treat recurrent sibys infections that do not heal with drugs.
The most commonly performed sinus surgery procedure is a type of functional endoscopic sinus surgery or FESS (Funtional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery), this procedure is carried out in the form of inserting optical fibers through the nasal cavity which is equipped with certain surgical tools that aim to remove congestion in the sinuses. Complaining of nasal congestion, causing you to breathe through your mouth and one nostril is one of the complications that may occur after sinusitis surgery. Here are some of the complications that may occur with this procedure, namely:
Bleeding, bleeding generally often occurs in the first 24 hours postoperatively. However, discharge like blood mucus through the nose in the first 3-5 days after sinus surgery can still occur.
Pain, pressure in the sinus area and pain will be felt in the first few days after sinus surgery. But usually doctors have prescribed anti-pain medication that you can take to reduce the pain.
Limp, in the first week you will probably feel very tired or weak, and generally normal happens usually will gradually improve after one week.
Nasal congestion accompanied by discharge or mucus, you will feel nasal congestion and may be accompanied by discharge in the first 2 weeks after surgery. However, later the nasal passages will return to normal so that you can breathe normally again through your nose usually 2 - 3 weeks after sinus surgery. Therefore, you don't need to worry too much if you still have a stuffy nose and are still breathing through your mouth, because it is still in the recovery process which can take up to 2 weeks.
This complication is a condition that often occurs after sinus surgery and is generally not a danger to you. Stay in control to evaluate your condition regularly according to what your doctor instructs you to do.
However, there are some unusual symptoms that you should watch out for, and if your symptoms appear, immediately see a doctor at the nearest hospital, namely:
High fever more than 38 degrees Celsius
Continuous clear discharge from the nose that does not go away within 1 week after surgery
Sudden impaired vision, swelling around the eyes
Severe headache and severe, neck stiffness
Bleeding through the nose that persists and does not stop with medicines given by the doctor
Besides that, there are also a number of things you should do after having sinus surgery, namely:
Do not blow your nose or loudly or apply pressure to the nose until about 10 days after surgery to avoid the risk of bleeding.
Avoiding the use of drugs containing Aspirin and NSAIDs (Non-Steroid Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) for at least 2 weeks. These drugs can increase the risk of bleeding.
Use the medicine regularly and do it in the way your doctor has recommended
So much information from us, hope it is useful.