Originally Posted by Mar1
Everyone's different in how quickly they heal and also what problems present after surgery. Are you irrigating using a saline solution? How often have you gone to your ENT for cleaning since surgery? What medications are you using?
If you aren't irrigating, I would recommend it. I use the Neilmed Sinus Rinse which is what my Dr. recommends. You can check their website and find a store that carries it near you or you can order online. I would imagine that since your surgery was 2 weeks ago, you've gone in at least once, if not twice for a cleaning. You may ask your Dr. or pharmacist if there's anything you can take to help thin the mucus out. My ENT told me that I could expect some mucus and globs to come out for the next 2 weeks (my surgery was 4 weeks ago on Friday), but I haven't really had too many problems with it. I do have some mucus, but it's at least coming out. I have good days & bad, mostly good though. But I'm also on quite a few meds to keep my allergies under control which is probably helping (Singulair, Allegra-D, Nasonex and a prednisone burst)
Thanks for your helpful reply Mar1.
I've gone twice to my ENT after the surgery and after having everything removed from my nose, but had a cleaning only once (if by cleaning you mean, having everything sucked from my nose with some kind of machine).
For irrigation my doc told me to use a 0,9% sodium chloride water solution (not sure how it is called in English, sorry) and apply "Bepanthol" creme afterwards. Helps keep the inside moist for a while.
I just would like to know if that thick mucus problem will go away, or if it is permanent? I'm asking because I had the same problem for many years, can't really understand how is it connected to my deviated septum and what is that thing that causes thick mucus secretions. I searched the net but couldn't find any precise answer.
Also, one last question, did you have any of those symptoms before the surgery, which have disappeared and which were improved:
1. Post nasal drip (I think mine has been reduced by around 50%)
2. White coated tongue
3. Bad breath? (that's the most annoying)
Whoa now that I look at my post, it looks huge
Sorry for asking too many questions