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You had radio frequency volume reduction for the nose. To do this procedure, the doctor put a needle in your nose. A small electric current goes through the needle.
Many people have no pain right after the procedure, but you may have a sore and stuffy nose for about 1 week. When there is pain, it is usually minor and requires no pain medicine. You can take medicine if the pain is very bad. Ask your doctor which medicine is best for you.
Over the next 3 to 6 weeks, your nose will heal and you should begin to have better airflow. It may take up to 8 weeks for the nose to heal.
Most people can go back to work or their normal routine the next day.
This care sheet gives you a general idea about how long it will take for you to recover. But each person recovers at a different pace. Follow the steps below to get better as quickly as possible.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse advice line (811 in most provinces and territories) if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:
Call your doctor or nurse advice line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for any changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse advice line if:
Current as of: March 1, 2023
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
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