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Left nostril is deep but right looks smaller after septoplasty, turbinate reduction. Is it normal ?

Hi , I had septoplasty and turbinate reduction 1 month ago . now when i pick inside my nose with finger the left nostril is a lot deeper as before and the right one looks smaller ... I can breathe through both of them but through right is harder . Is it normal ? Is it swelling , congestion , or the surgen did his job bad ? Also i have post nasal drip as before . Pls answer ... When the whole thing will be ok and do i need revision surgery ...
Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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hello
Its too early to think that surgery was good/bad.Give time to heal it.I can Not comment about the surgery.
what You can do is use Physiomer Nasal Spray (normal saline spray to keep your nasal mucosa healthy and help in healing better) 2 puffs both nostril two times a day
Use Neosporin ointment for local application in nose two times a day.
there is always a nasal cycle in nose one nasal cavity is wide and other is narrow then reverse occurs.So do not worry .
Do not pick your nose it will traumatize the nasal mucosa/skin.
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Left nostril is deep but right looks smaller after septoplasty, turbinate reduction. Is it normal ?

hello Its too early to think that surgery was good/bad.Give time to heal it.I can Not comment about the surgery. what You can do is use Physiomer Nasal Spray (normal saline spray to keep your nasal mucosa healthy and help in healing better) 2 puffs both nostril two times a day Use Neosporin ointment for local application in nose two times a day. there is always a nasal cycle in nose one nasal cavity is wide and other is narrow then reverse occurs.So do not worry . Do not pick your nose it will traumatize the nasal mucosa/skin.