In addition to the usual sinus precautions (no sneezing, straws, smoking, nose blowing), what additional steps of management should you do for a OA communication 3-6mm?
Hint: meds and clotting
- Sinus Meds: Abs (pen, or erythromycin)
- nasal spray (Afrin)
- oral decongestant (Actifed)
Assure clot by using gel foam, or avitene, surgicel, or topical thrombin