Your surgery was in the sinus area, and for this reason, these extra instructions have been given for your proper healing and comfortable recovery.
- Do not blow your nose.
- If you feel a sneeze coming — open your mouth to equalize the pressure.
- Do not smoke.
- Take prescription medications as directed, if given.
- Do not be alarmed if you have a nosebleed. This may or may not happen. If it does occur, stop your activity, sit in a recliner and apply an ice pack (10 minutes on and 10 minutes off) to the side of the nosebleed.