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nasal polyps vs turbinate

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See ENT: for endoscopic exam. An ENT should be able to differentiate between polyps and turbinates with a proper exam.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Turbs/polyps: This can only be determined by physical examination. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
21 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Different Things: Nasal turbinates are long protrusions of tissue inside your nose that extend from front to back. Everyone has them. In allergies they can swell lead ... Read More
Dr. Suzanne Galli
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Turbs and polyps: Both can be caused by allergies and lead to nasal obstruction. Whether you have either or both can only be determined by physical examination. Be sure ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Look: The turbinates are firm,normal structures easily visualized by ENT exam. Polyps more commonly are floppy, pedunculated, , protruding abnormal,structu ... Read More
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
The patient can not: Any competent ENT doctor can easily differentiate between the richly vascular (red) turbinate mucosa and the poorly vascularized nasal polyp. As a pa ... Read More
Dr. Suzanne Galli
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Turbs vs polyps: the only way to tell is by physical examination. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Possibly: Duonase is a combo topical antihistamine and nasal steroid, hence "duo." It is certainly helpful for enlarged turbinates due to allergy. Also nasal st ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
33 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Yes: See an ENT doctor for evaluation and treatment options.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not likely : Only if the polyps are so big they are in your nostrils bulging them outward. Otherwise there will be no change in the bony or cartilaginous parts of ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Nasal polyps can bleed. You should consider an ENT evaluation and possible removal of the polyps.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Inspissated mucus: The most likely rubbery substance that you could blow out of the nose is inspissated (dried) mucus. It is extremely rare and I have never seen a pati ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
URT symptoms: May have sinusitis / allergies - pollen mold or food- with or without reflux so would follow up with doc/ urgent care as you may benefit from treatme ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Xylitol: Xylitol is a natural sugar and breaks up biofilm in the body. That's where germs mulitply. It is found in a nasal spray called xlear (pronounced "cl ... Read More

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