- There is often a small cotton ball inside the ear. You can replace the cotton ball if there is an ooze. Under the cotton ball there is a yellow gauze dressing. Please do not remove this.
- Do not get water into the ear.
- Some blood-tinged drainage from the ear canal is seen after ear surgery and is normal. If the drainage is copious or foul smelling, call the office.
- You may wear glasses.
- The stitches are typically self-dissolving.
- You can blow you nose after surgery
- Keep your head elevated as much as possible. For the first three nights it is best to sleep and rest on 2 or 3 pillows.
- Some dizziness and nausea is common after surgery. The vomiting typically subsides on the second post-operative day.
- Popping sounds, a plugged sensation, ringing or fluctuating hearing may be noticed in the ear during the healing process.
- For several days after surgery, the ear may feel plugged and the hearing may seem very muffled due to packing in the ear canal. This will improve as the packing dissolves and is removed. If there seems to be a TOTAL loss of hearing (complete deafness) in the ear, call the office.
- You should have an appointment to be seen 7-10 days after the surgery unless otherwise instructed by the doctor
If you have any questions or concerns, please call the office on 9300 9800.