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Part 2 – The How-To of Nasal Irrigation after Rhinoplasty

by | Nov 7, 2014 | Blog, Rhinoplasty

Purchase a squeeze bottle from a chemist.

Leaning over a sink, insert the tip of the bottle into your nostril. The opposite nostril should be blocked by the index finger of the other hand.

Gently squeeze the bottle to irrigate the nose. Allow the solution to drain.

Repeat the process a second time.

Change nostrils.

Use a Squeeze Bottle

You should irrigate the nose over a sink, squirting the solution with steady but light pressure on the bottle, and allow it to run out of the opposite nostril and the mouth into the sink.

Don’t worry if you swallow some of the liquid, as it will not harm you.

Your Nasal Irrigation Schedule

You should aim for the following nasal douche regimen to facilitate healing and maintain a healthy nose:

  • First 2 weeks after surgery – 6 times a day
  • Subsequent 4 weeks – twice a day
  • No long-term douching required

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