What happens if we catch a cold after rhinoplasty? There is always the possibility of catching a cold after rhinoplasty. If you do not always wash your hands and do not observe hygiene, the risk of catching a cold is very high. Being in crowded places increases the risk of catching a cold.
Therefore, after nose surgery, wash your hands regularly as much as possible and avoid being in crowded places. But if you still catch a cold with all the safety tips, a number of effective measures must be taken.
If a person develops a cold during recovery from rhinoplasty, there are several ways to deal with the symptoms of the common cold and speed up the healing process. Side effects of rhinoplasty, such as swelling and inflammation of the tissues around the nose, can make it worse for colds, obstruction, and nasal congestion.
Do not take any medication before your doctor prescribes it. Be sure to consult your surgeon and then with the diagnosis of the doctor you can take the appropriate medication. Some medications interfere with the healing process. Medications such as ibuprofen and aspirin are by no means suitable for post-rhinoplasty. So how are you going to treat a cold after rhinoplasty?
The patient is sometimes given a nasal spray solution of water and salt to help relieve nasal congestion. Surgeons usually tell their patients not to blow their noses.
Blowing in the nose can cause the stitches to open. If you have a runny nose due to a cold after rhinoplasty, gently wipe your nose with a soft cloth. Even if you have itchy nose, be very careful not to rub your nose.
Unfortunately, sneezing is one of the most common symptoms of the common cold. And even patients who didn’t catch a cold may have to deal with sneezing after rhinoplasty. So what should you do? If you can not control your sneezing, open your mouth so that the force of sneezing is not trapped in the nasal passages.
Your body is healing from surgical wounds, and now that a virus has entered the body, try to get enough rest to help your body. To prevent excessive swelling, raise the height of the upper part of the bed with several supports. And don’t forget to avoid laying on your side.
Consumption of fluids, herbal teas, decaffeinated teas and natural juices help to thin the mucous membranes of the sinuses. So nasal congestion improves. Make sure the drinks are decaffeinated and discuss the use of herbal teas with your doctor. Caffeinated beverages lead to dehydration and thus aggravate the symptoms of colds.
In the first few days after rhinoplasty, it is recommended to eat light and soup-like foods. Chicken soup is one of the best options for recovery. Chicken soup has anti-inflammatory properties. Of course, try to keep the amount of salt in the soup to a minimum to prevent fluid retention.
After all if you catch a cold after rhinoplasty, it wouldn’t be a piece of cake! But it also wouldn’t be so hard if you listen to your physician and rest as much as you can.