POST OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS
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:
There should be minimal bleeding.
May have large bulky dressing for one day, then change to a cotton ball. May then only use a cotton ball.
May have some dizziness for a week.
Mild to moderate pain, take pain medicine as needed..
Can last for 24 hours.
Mild elevation up to 100 degrees F for 48 hours.