Sussex ENT: Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust
Worthing and Southlands Hospital


After your Sinus Surgery:


You may feel that you have a blocked nose for at least two weeks after surgery, and it takes the nose and sinus linings between six weeks to three months to heal. After the operation you may be given antibiotics and steroid drops and tablets to help with the healing process. It is possible you may have to continue taking treatments long-term. It is also helpful to perform nasal douching two to three times per day. This will help rinse the nose of crusting and aid recovery. It is best not to blow your nose for the first week and if possible try to sneeze with your mouth open. Do not travel where you will not have access to medical care for two weeks as although bleeding is unusual it is possible during this period. Try to avoid physical exertion for two weeks, but you may swim.