After nasal cautery, your Consultant will ease any post-procedure bleeding by packing your nostrils with pads. You may also be recommended medication to relieve any pain you might experience.
In the 24 hours after treatment, you should avoid the following: blowing or picking your nose, lying flat, drinking alcohol or hot drinks, heavy lifting, strenuous exercise, removing any crusts that form inside your nose. You should also avoid people with coughs or colds and sneezing with your mouth closed as this results in an increase of pressure inside your nose.
Your consultant will advise you on how to help prevent further bleeding.