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101 Darling Avenue, Waycross GA  31501, 912-287-1297 


Post-Operative Instructions for Tympanoplasty

  1. No heavy lifting, bending over or rapid head movements for 2 weeks.

  2. No smoking for 1 month.

  3. Donít blow nose.  Gently sneeze with mouth open.

  4. No straining during bowel movement.

  5. No water on skin sutures or staples.

  6. May shampoo hair starting 3rd day after surgery.  Avoid water on sutures or staples that are behind the ear.  No water in the ear.  Blot dry the suture line behind the ear with a clean towel if it becomes wet.

  7. Take pain pills and antibiotics as directed.

  8. Apply antibiotic ointment to the suture line behind your ear 3 times a day.  Clean off the antibiotic ointment with Q-tip and Peroxide.

  9. Eat regular foods.  No special diet is required.

  10. If you have any other questions regarding your post-op care, please feel free to give us a call at (912) 287-1297.

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