If nasal gauze plugs have been inserted, you are expected to experience moderate pain in the first few days after surgery. It can be treated with oral analgesics. Removing nasal gauze plugs can be inconvenient, depending on individual sensitivity. Nasal congestion, runny nose, and discomfort can also occur 3 to 10 days after surgery. The day after FESS surgery, the swelling around the nose is natural.
Only take medication that has been approved by our clinic and discuss with your otolaryngologist what kind of postoperative care you need to get your nose completely healed.
It is natural, if you feel slow and clumsy for a day after general anaesthesia.
If there is no bleeding, you can return home the first day after surgery. We recommend that you rest for about two weeks after surgery. Your surgeon will provide more detailed information and advice.
Avoid strenuous physical activity for two to three weeks after surgery, which can lead to nosebleeds.
Blow your nose carefully. For the first few days, it is advisable to just wipe your nose. You can then gradually blow your nose again.
It may be necessary to use a nasal oil/ointment or nasal rinse for 3-4 weeks after FESS surgery.
Why is regular follow-up after FESS surgery important?
The first follow-up examination takes place one week after surgery, in which case a nasal cleansing treatment is needed to prevent possible infections adhesions of the nose. The second follow-up examination is within two weeks. However, regular monitoring is still needed if the polyps reappear.