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what is a nasal polyp

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Like a growth: Nasal polyps are soft, painless, noncancerous growths on the lining of your nasal passages or sinuses. They hang down like teardrops or grapes. They r ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Usually allergy: You may consult this site for information. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/nasal-polyps/basics/definition/CON-20023206 If you Google nas ... Read More
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Nasal polyp: It is thought that ongoing (chronic) inflammation in the nose causes swelling (oedema) of the lining of the nostril. Due to gravity, this swelling han ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Several treatments: Small nasal polyps can typically be treated with nasal steroid sprays. Larger nasal polyps may require oral Prednisone and possibly surgery. Evaluat ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your ENT: Your ENT doctor can have it removed for you if it's bothering you.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
32 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Steroids: Systemic or topical nasal steroids, or surgery.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Shen
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Inflammation: Nasal polyps are thought to be due to inflammation in the area, whether from infection, allergy or other causes. It is like a scar or callus in a sen ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
Consultation .: Best idea is to see your local ent specialist.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
ENT : Consult you doctor. If small may require nothing . May be able to use only allergy meds. It depends on the cause. If you smoke or use cocaine this ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
Very unlikely. : The treatement can be nasal steroids to help reduce the size. Allergy treatment can help with preventing recurrence. Decongestants will help with swe ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Rhinitis = inflammation of the nose, it is usually viral as in a common cold. Nasal polyp = grape-like benign masses in the nose, these are usually d ... Read More

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