Typically, it should be in place for no longer than five days. Other things that may determine how long the packing will stay in include how heavy the nosebleed is, where the nosebleed is, certain underlying medical conditions, and your comfort.
How long does nasal packing stay in after rhinoplasty?
Your doctor will show you how to change the pad as needed. You may have packing material inside your nose to reduce bleeding and swelling. Packing and the nasal drip pad will be removed within 2 days after surgery. The splint will be removed in about a week.
How long does packing stay in after septoplasty?
Most of the time, packing is removed 24 to 36 hours after surgery. Splints may be left in place for as long as 1 to 2 weeks. You may have swelling in your face for 2 to 3 days after surgery. Your nose may drain and bleed a little for 2 to 5 days after surgery.
What happens after nasal packing removal?
After the packing is removed, use saline (saltwater) nasal washes to help keep your nasal passages open. This will wash out mucus and bacteria. You can buy saline nose drops at a grocery store or pharmacy. Or you can make your own at home.
Does removing nose packing hurt?
When the packing is to be removed, it should not be an unpleasant or painful experience. Here is our typical method: The patient is advised to take one or two pain pills one hour before the office appointment just to take “the edge off” any possible discomfort.