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What are treatment options for nasal polyps?

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Dr. Michael Finkelstein
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Nasal steroids: or surgery if they become an obstruction
Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 61 years experience
Medical or surgical: Depending on the size and the symptoms, medical treatment with both topical and oral steroids for a limited period of time can give enormous relief. But the etiology or cause of nasal polyps is still an enigma but there is increasing evidence that it is a genetic disease. If the nasal passages are significantly obstructed and smell is decreased, surgery will give long term relief.

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Depends on size: Large nasal polyps are generally surgically removed by ENT surgeons. Sometimes small nasal polyps are treated with topical nasal steroid sprays. Nasal polyps are associated with poor sense of smell, recurrent sinus infections and aspirin allergy in adults.

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