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Instructions After Balloon Sinuplasty

 

You will receive instructions about what to do and what not to do following the procedure, which will include:

Do this:

  • Take over-the-counter pain medication, such as Tylenol® or Extra Strength Tylenol®, if there is any discomfort after the anesthetic wears off

  • Use Afrin™ spray every three to four hours over the next few days

  • Take your antibiotic that evening and finish it as prescribed

  • Elevate your head over the next two nights while sleeping to help with morning nasal congestion

  • Rinse your nose with saline rinse or spray any time you feel nose congestion, and at least once a day, until your follow-up visit

  • Return to your regular activities following the procedure

  • Return for your scheduled follow-up appointment in about two weeks

 

Don't do this:

  • Avoid blowing your nose for 24 hours after the procedure and then, after that, gently blow your nose as needed

  • No strenuous exercise on the day you have the procedure

  • Do not use vitamin E, fish oil or aspirin products for two weeks after the procedure.