Your nasal packing will stay in place for a time agreed upon with your healthcare provider. Typically, it should be in place for no longer than five days.
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Nosebleeds can be prevented by avoiding nose-picking or blowing the nose too hard. Keeping your nose clean and moist with nasal saline (saltwater) and gels can also help.
Adult sinusitis is often called a sinus infection. A doctors may refer to a sinus infection as rhinosinusitis (pronounced rhi-no-sign-you-side-tis).
Sinusitis, or rhinosinusitis, affects about 1 in 8 adults annually and generally occurs when viruses or bacteria infect the sinuses and begin to multiply.
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It is not unusual to have swelling and perhaps bruising, depending on the type of rhinoplasty. It may take about seven to 10 days for bruising to resolve.
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