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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    18 Jul '08 14:26
    http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/2006/0210-painfree_sinus_surgery.htm

    My wife just had this surgery herself and it took about two months to be painfree. Her surgeon used a technique that did away with the nose plugs used previously to stop bleeding but extremely painful to remove.
    He just didn't use the plugs. It worked but still took 2 months to recover and not pain free, although it had to have been less painful than extracting that plug.
    This new work makes a gel out of ones own blood (no immune response) that uses some kind of cow hormone that when mixed with blood reacts with the nasal passage to make a gel that stops bleeding and doesn't need to be removed.
    Anyone who has a sinus infection bad enough to require surgery should read this.