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POST OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS

TYMPANOPLASTY/MASTIODECTOMY/STAPEDECTOMY

After the procedure here are some things to remember when you get home:
  • Rest 1 week; resume activity as soon as you feel comfortable. No heavy lifting, light activity only for 1 week.

  • Take the prescribed antibiotics as directed by physician.

  • Take the prescribed pain medication for pain as needed.

  • Keep ear dry for 2 weeks.

  • You may drive when off pain medicine, and dizziness has subsided.

  • Return to the clinic in 1-2 weeks. If not scheduled already, call the office to make a follow-up appointment.

  • Sneeze with mouth open for 1 week.

  • No nose blowing for 1 week.

  • No wind instruments for 2 weeks.

 

Here is what you can expect:

Bleeding

There should be minimal bleeding.

Dressing

May have large bulky dressing for one day, then change to a cotton ball. May then only use a cotton ball.

Dizziness

May have some dizziness for a week.

Pain

Mild to moderate pain, take pain medicine as needed..

Nausea

Can last for 24 hours. 

Temperature

Mild elevation up to 100 degrees F for 48 hours.