Posted by Dr. Anil R. Shah

A condition develops in some patients known as rhinorrhea, which is also known as nasal drip. This condition can occur after rhinoplasty for a few weeks to in rare cases months. This phenomenom is not well described in the literature. After a septorhinoplasty, the interior lining of the nose can be swollen and cause the nose to run more than normal. This is a temporary condition and most patients’ nose will return to normal soon after rhinoplasty. Patients who have a runny nose after rhinoplasty can start off using nasal saline to help clear out any secretions. In cases where the rhinorrhea is more bothersome, which is more common in patients with allergies, an antihistamine nasal spray can be helpful as can an antihistamine pill such as allegra or zyrtec.

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