Removable Nasal Packing (Anterior)
A nasal packing was placed in your nose to control bleeding. Most packings are left in place from 1 to 3 days. They then need to be removed by a healthcare provider.
Don't try to remove the packing yourself unless directed to do so by your healthcare provider. You will be given an appointment to have it removed.
Don't pull on the packing.
Don't drink alcoholic beverages or hot liquids while the packing is in place. These can dilate blood vessels in your nose and cause bleeding to start again.
Be sure to follow up with your healthcare provider as scheduled. Nasal packing is usually removed within 3 days. Packing that is left in place longer than this may cause an infection.
If antibiotics were prescribed, take the full course as directed. Don't stop taking them until you have finished.
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