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Had a septoplasty, rhinoplasty, turbinate plasty surgery. Getting difficulty in sneezing. What to do?

hi so i just had a septoplasty , rhinoplasty , and turbinate plasty surgery this past friday. I still have the nose cast and my nose is still packed; however, the cast is falling off i think because most of the swelling has gone down, and today i started sneezing a lot, i made sure to only sneeze out of my mouth which really hurts, but this has caused a buildup of mucus which is pushing out the packing. I am technically not supposed to get the cast and packing off until thursday, but i might call my doc tomorrow to ask if i can get it off tomorrow. what do you think? thanks!
Asked On : Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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Thank you for your query.
The cast is there for two reasons, first it maintains the shape of your nose, second it has a protection function. It is best to keep the cast, you may find that without it you accidentally bump your nose even during your sleep,which will be highly uncomfortable. Also if your septum grows back skew it might meen repeat surgery. I realize that any cast is uncomfortable but well worth biding your time. Only one more week to go! Persevere.
Kind regards.
Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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