Post-Operative Maxillary Balloon Sinuplasty Instructions
Following Maxillary Balloon Sinuplasty surgery (an operation to enlarge the maxillary sinus openings), it is normal to have some mild pain and some minimal bloody drainage from the nose; this will gradually decrease over the first few days after surgery. If necessary, you can use the medications listed below for the first several days after surgery to minimize these symptoms.
- Oxymetazoline (Afrin®, Dristan®, Genasal®) may be used – 1 spray each nostril twice daily for the first 3 days following surgery to reduce the amount of bloody nasal discharge and congestion.
- Normal saline (Ocean®, Ayr®) nasal sprays may be used to moisturize and irrigate the nasal passages. Administer 1-2 sprays to each nostril 3 to 4 times daily.
Post Operative Appointment
Unless otherwise instructed, your child needs an appointment 6 weeks following surgery.