During the first week, you will be given salt water sachets, cotton wool and antibiotic ointment. You will need to gently clean your nose inside three times a day, using the salt water and cotton wool. You will then apply the ointment to the inside of your nose. This helps stop the crusting develop inside your nose. The splint will be taken off at the one week follow up visit. Your skin will be quite oily and you will need to apply spot lotion to your skin. Continue cleaning it inside twice a day, with salt water and apply the ointment. During the third week you will be shown how to gently massage your nose to help the sensation return and to help decrease the swelling.