Re: Please Help - 2 Months Post Sinus Surgery - Is this Normal?
I had sinus and nasal surgery in April, 2009, including septoplasty and something to do with my turbinates, although I don't know what it was called. I also had a cyst removed and my ethmoids opened up.
I never had the problems you are having...no bad smell...no green junk coming out of my nose. The color green makes me think "infection". I took an antibiotic pill for a while after the surgery and I had an antibiotic nasal spray (mupirocin in a bottle of saline nasal spray) that I used for quite awhile. I still have refills for the spray. I'm supposed to use it if I think I might be getting a sinus infection.
Did you have debridement during your follow-up visits? For anyone who doesn't know what that is, it's when the doctor suctions scabs, scar tissue and all kinds of gross junk out of your nose and sinuses.
I also have allergies. All I'm taking is Flonase nasal spray (daily) and occasionally, Zyrtec or Claritin. Like I already said...no bad smell or green stuff...not even yellow mucus.
Sounds like infection to me.