Nasal Adhesions-How to prevent it
Nasal adhesions are not uncommon after nasal surgery and nasal packing. RarelyÂ they are seen in patents who have TB, Sarcoidosis and lupus. Cocaine snuffers and nose pickers also can get nasal adhesions after trauma. The raw area between the nasal septum and lateral wall get fused. Adhesions in the nose are also called synechia. Adhesions are a common, usually minor, complication of nasal or sinus surgery and nasal packing.
Adhesions form when two moist, opposing surfaces inside the nose heal together with collagen, causing a scar. Adhesions can make breathing difficult , mouth breathing, and snoring
How to Prevent
After surgery, a nasal silastic splint may be placed in your nose for week. The splint is sutured in place by Ethilone. This helps prevent adhesion from forming. You should avoid blowing your nose while the splint is in place. Your doctor will probably suggest you use an ointment, such as NeosporinÂ® or SicastatÂ® gel to keep your nose moist and prevent infection while the splint is in place.