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26 Oct 2006

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Sorry me again! One question - my ENT gave me Bactroban ointment to put gently on the inside of both my nostrils and Iliadin saline 2 into each nostril 3 times a day. The problem is it seems to just run out of my nose all the time. Why is this? I wash my hands with hot water and Dettol shower gel before applying the Bactroban and using the spray so as to avoid causing any possible infection.

Thanks for help.

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01 Jan 0001

Dear Anxious
Lie down for a few minutes after putting the saline in so that it can slowly creep past the swollen tissue to the back - it is ok if it runs down your throat. It is needed to prevent any thick phlegm forming and blocking the area again, and is basically needed as a rinse. The Bactroban ointment will run out after a while as it melts with your body temperature.
You can also make your own saline - boil water, add 1/2 teaspoon salt to 1 cup water and let cool down. Keep in a closed container that has been sterilized with boiled water ( like bottle with a cap)
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