Will I Have Restrictions During My Recovery From Sinus Surgery?
Depending on the type of sinus surgery you have, your surgeon will likely have specific instructions for you to follow after your procedure. In general, however, there are a few restrictions that are common to all types of sinus surgery.
- First, it is important to avoid exposure to sawdust, chemicals, and excessive dust for at least four weeks after surgery. This will help to prevent irritation and infection of the surgical site.
- Second, you should avoid strenuous activity for at least one week following surgery. This includes activities such as lifting and strenuous exercise.
- Finally, you may be advised to use a saline nasal spray or irrigations several times a day to keep your nose moist and help prevent crusting. By following your surgeon's instructions and taking care of yourself after surgery, you can ensure a successful recovery.