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Post-Op Instructions

  1. You will have a prescription for Tylenol #3. Take 1 to 2 tablets every 4 hours as needed for pain. After 1-2 days, Tylenol or Extra Strength Tylenol should be sufficient.
  2. Take the antibiotic prescribed as directed for the full course. If you get diarrhea or a rash, contact your physician.
  3. Keep the ear dry. When taking a shower, put a cotton ball smeared with Vaseline in the ear canal to prevent water from getting in. You may take a shower after the dressing comes off.
  4. Do not strain, lift heavy objects, work-out, or blow your nose until your surgeon gives you permission. You cannot fly in an airplane for approximately 4-6 weeks after surgery.

Call the office at 212-979-4200, immediately if you experience any of the following:

  1. If you notice any weakness of the face.
  2. If the dizziness becomes very severe.
  3. If you experience any sensitivity to light associated with severe headaches and fever.

Content provided by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

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