Summit Centre

Sinus Precautions

  • DO NOT drink through a straw.
  • DO NOT blow your nose.
  • Use all medications as directed. If you develop any side effects or if you have any questions, stop the medication and call our office.
  • DO NOT play any wind instruments.
  • DO NOT smoke cigarettes, pipe or cigar.
  • DO NOT open your mouth widely.
  • DO NOT sneeze through your nose. If the urge to sneeze arises, sneeze with your mouth open.
  • Avoid swimming and strenuous exercise for at least a week.
  • Eat a soft or liquid diet. Chew on the opposite side of your mouth as much as possible.
  • Continue to brush your teeth but avoid the surgical area. Rinse three times a day with warm water.
  • It is not uncommon to have a slight amount of bleeding from your nose for several days.
  • It is not uncommon for swelling and/or facial bruising to develop.