I had functional endoscopic sinus surgery on 11th October. I wasn’t aware I had any nasal dressings in my nose but had read that dissolvable packing gets used nowadays. Two weeks in I’m getting a bad smell in my nose and wasn’t feeling so good. Got antibiotics. A week later chunks of spongy packing stuff came out when rinsing with my sinus rinse bottle. I’m on a second lot of antibiotics now and have seen my surgeon two weeks ago. It was him that told me the material I was getting was the dissolving packing.
However now we’re day 40 after my surgery and more of this material is still appearing. In total I guess there’s been a fair bit of it now so I’d like to think I’m clearing it.
It seems obvious the dressings haven’t dissolved well and some is probably sitting causing some infection/bad smell.
You can tell the stuff is like a hybrid spongy material.
Anyone else had this or know if the stuff always normally dissolves within a week or so (as I have read)?