Stitch or dressing advice ENT

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Will I need to take extra care after my operation ?It is very important that you rest for at least 48 hours after your operation. You will need to avoid any activities like shopping, cycling, and dog walking or anything that will push up your blood pressure. If your operation is to your head or face, avoid bending down and …

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Vocal hygiene

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What should I do more of? Drink fluids: 6 to 8 glasses of water a day. This helps hydrate the mucosa in the throat. Wet the throat regularly during the day. Inhale water vapour using a steamer cup or a cold air mister. Gargle with tepid water especially after the use of asthma inhalers. Title {%%{base64content PGRpdiBjbGFzcz0ieC10ZXh0IiBzdHlsZT0iY29sb3I6ICMyMzFGMjA7IiAgPjwvZGl2Pgo= }%%}{%%{base64content PGRpdiBjbGFzcz0ieC10ZXh0IiBzdHlsZT0iY29sb3I6ICMyMzFGMjA7IiAgPjwvZGl2Pgo= }%%} …

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thyroplasty

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What is a Thyroplasty?A thyroplasty is a procedure performed on the vocal cords to help improve your voice. Why do I need this operation? Your surgeon has recommended that you have this operation in order to improve the quality and tone of your voice. Thyroplasty offers a permanent solution. What can I expect before the operation?Before your operation you will …

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patients being discharged following removal of a voicebox

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While you are in hospital You will be shown how to care for your stoma and speaking valve if present. You will be taught how to use the nebuliser โ€“ and if necessary, the suction machine. Nurses will also show your carer, partner or family how to use any equipment and check they are confident before you go home. Your …

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Nasal douche

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What is nasal douching?A nasal douche washes the nose and removes crusts and debris, keeping the nose clean and healthy. Reasons for douching After nasal surgery. After nasal surgery the inside of the nose and can often be left raw and sore. The mucus produced by the nose can become dry and form a crust. This drying can mean that …

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microlaryngoscopy

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What is Microlaryngoscopy?Microlaryngoscopy is the examination of your larynx (voice box), using a microscope, while you are under general anaesthetic. You will therefore be asleep for the procedure. This operation is used to find out, and treat, any problems of the larynx and to help improve your voice. Why do I need this operation? Your surgeon has recommended you undergo …

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