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After Removal of Bilateral External Nasal Splint (POP) and Internal Nasal Splint

Advice for patients

  • Do not engage in strenuous activity
  • Avoid hot food and drink
  • Avoid going to a crowded area
  • Do not blow or rub your nose hard
  • Check if patient has been prescribed for saline solution for nasal douches.  if yes advice patient to continue , If no ask doctor to prescribe  the saline solution  for patient to use
  • If you experience a nose bleed, sit upright, pinch your nose to apply pressure and put ice pack to the bridge of nostrils
  • If bleeding does not stop then report to A&E
  • Look for signs of infection (e.g. offensive nasal discharge). Report to A&E for treatment

If you experience any difficulty, please contact:

Ear nose & throat clinic
Outpatient 5, 1st Floor
West Middlesex University Hospital

T:  020 8321 5628/020 8321 5904

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