DOUGLIS, M.D. Board Certified American
Board of Otolaryngology
Facial Plastic Surgery
Snoring and Sleep Disorders
Ear, Nose & Throat
Allergy In Children & Adults
IRRIGATION AND POST OP INSTRUCTIONS
2 TSP. SALT
2 PTS. WARM WATER
1 BULB SYRINGE
1 EMESIS BASIN (OR PAN)
Fill bulb syringe with above solution.
****Note: if syringe is not completely full, it will not work.
Tilt head forward over basin and put bulb in one nostril.
Irrigate until solution returns clear through other
nostril or mouth and repeat same procedure through other nostril.
Use the same technique to irrigate nasal canaliculas
(dressing tubes) with
the soft catheter, supplied at the hospital.
*****Use the full quart each time you irrigate (one pint for each side).
*****Irrigate at least four times a day.*****
Continue the irrigations for at least six weeks after the
Use a hot steam vaporizer at your bedside to prevent
Use a saline nasal spray (like Ocean or Ayr) to keep the
inside of nose moist.
Do not blow your, nose or sneeze. If you cannot avoid a
sneeze, keep your mouth open.
Do not use any drugs containing aspirin or Advil
(Ibuprofen). Aspirin can make you bleed by interfering with your
blood's ability to clot.
If you do not need the prescribed pain medication, you may use plain
****If nasal bleeding occurs:
Take your pain medication and sit in a
reclining position with your head elevated.
Use Afrin Nasal Spray. Bleeding should stop
within fifteen minutes.
If bleeding is profuse or persistent call
the office immediately.