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Nasal polyps

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nasal polyps: Polyps are not fluid filled, they are out pouching of the tissue, not cysts. They don't pop, they must be surgically removed or temporarily shrunken w ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Allergies: Patients with upper airway allergies, e.g., hay fever, are prone to developing nasal polyps.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Nasal polyps: Unfortunately nasal polyps rarely resolve on their own. Daily intranasal steroids can keep them at bay. Severe, enlarged polyps sometimes need surgica ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Overholt
25 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Have someone look: Symptoms of nasal polyps might include nasal congestion and poor sense of smell. They can sometimes be seen on simple examination, but might require ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
29 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Not causative: Neither a deviated septum nor nasal polyps will cause asthma, but these are all symptoms of allergy in someone your age. Your long term outcome will ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Possibly: Yes, you could have a food allergy, but dairy products as increase mucous production as well as making the mucous thicker. With the addition of a poly ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
30 years experience in Head and Neck Surgery
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Nasal polyps: these are complex, they occur in individuals with nasal allergies, but also occur with aspirin allergy and asthma and also can be sporadic without a k ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Depends: on what the cause is. For vasomotor rhinitis, this will likely linger on for decades. For allergic rhinitis, avoidance of allergens and allergy shots ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Just a guess: Pioneers likely could not tell the difference between nasal polyps & other forms of rhinitis as they lacked the equipment to examine the nose. Two her ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Inflammatory masses: Generally in response to allergens like dust mites, pollen, animal dander; not pre cancerous in great majority of cases. Usually not true polyps as ma ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
46 years experience in Infectious Disease
Antibiotics & sprays: Antibiotics help the infection .Nasal steroid sprays and irrigation control of major allergies and sometimes steroids by mouth sinus surgery some ti ... Read More
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A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Steroids: Nasal polyps are very difficult to control. Oral steroids, nasal steroids and an allergy work up may be beneficial... Especially if you have an Aspiri ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Catherine Winslow
33 years experience in Facial Plastic Surgery
No cure!: Hello! there is no cure for nasal polyps, they are managed through treating and controlling allergies, and usually a daily nasal steroid is necessary. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Taj Jiva
Dr. Taj Jiva answered
44 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends: That depends on the size, location, and number of polyps. There are several things you can try, which includes twice a day, salt water saline lavage, ... Read More
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Nasal polyps: Incidence depends on age and comorbid conditions like cystic fibrosis. "the overall incidence of nasal polyps in children is 0.1%; the incidence in ch ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: If you suffer from recurrent nasal polyposis esp from allergic rhinitis then one thing you should definitely be doing is using a nasal steroid spray ... Read More
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