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Old 04-10-2009, 10:14 AM   #1
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How soon after sinus surgery can you do nasal irrigation?

I had sinus surgery and septoplasty about 3 weeks ago. My doctor wants me to continue using saline and I can blow my nose lightly, but I'm ready to get all the gunk out and want to use my Neilmed. Is it too soon or ok?

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Old 04-10-2009, 11:54 AM   #2
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Re: How soon after sinus surgery can you do nasal irrigation?

You should check with your doctor, but when I had sinus surgery I started irrigating with a Sinus Rinse bottle after 24 hours at my doctor's direction.

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Re: How soon after sinus surgery can you do nasal irrigation?

My doctor had me wait a couple weeks. I think it all depends on each individual doctor and what exactly they did. Give you doc a quick call and ask if you can do sinus rinses yet. It felt so much better once I did that (and still feel better whenever I do them and have a sinus infection...those things are great for clearing all the yucky stuff out!!).
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