After your airway and nasal packs are out, we wish to accelerate healing. To reduce swelling inside the nose and therefore improve your breathing, use the nasal decongestant (generic Afrin) for five days after the packs are removed. Here are instructions for its use:
We have also included samples of a nasal saline (salt water) product, which can be used as often as necessary to moisturize the nose and make it feel more comfortable. After surgery, the nose tends to be more dry than usual and, therefore, humidification is an important part of the postoperative care. Dryness is the enemy of internal nasal healing. Shower steaming is a great way to loosen thick mucus.