After Nasal Surgery:Day 2- Pack Removal
After Nasal surgery nasal packs are kept for 24 hours to prevent bleeding and avoid any hematoma.I use Merocel packs which is a compressed gel ,which swells up when saline is added.Removing them cause no pain or discomfort unlike the old fashioned ribbon gauze.This is comfortable for the patient.
In olden days ribbon gauze soaked with BIPP or antibiotic ointment were used. BIPP, bismuth iodoform paraffin packs were very popular for nasal and ear surgery, but it is hard to get it in India.It is a wonderful stuff,except the pungent smell.
(24 hrs after nasal surgery, nasal packs (Merocel) are removed from a girl who underwent septoplasty and turbinectomy in Jubilee Hospital Trivandrum, South India).