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What is a nasal polyp?

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Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Internal Medicine - Allergy & 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 result from chronic inflammation due to asthma, recurring infection, allergies, drug sensitivity or certain immune disorders. (Taken from Mayo clinic web site)
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
Several treatments: Small nasal polyps can typically be treated with nasal steroid sprays. Larger nasal polyps may require oral Prednisone and possibly surgery. Evaluation by an ENT would be helpful. Nasal polyps can be associated with Aspirin allergy, fungal sinus infection and CF in children.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Usually allergy: You may consult this site for information. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/nasal-polyps/basics/definition/CON-20023206 If you Google nasal polyps and check images you will see what nasal polyps look like.
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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 hangs down (dependent oedema), forming the polyp. Polyps usually affect both nostrils and can gradually enlarge, blocking the nose.http://patient.info/health/nasal-polyps-leaflet

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How do they do nasal polyp removal? Are you out?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
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Variety of methods: Each rhinologist uses their own technique. This may vary from the use of forceps, rotatory instruments, rarely laser, and finally snares. The technique is not as important as the surgeon's skill. Usually surgery is reserved for major polyp growth which blocks breathing and smell and has not responded to good medical therapy. Good surgery has risks which you need to know about.
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What can be done for a nasal polyp?

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See your ENT: Your ENT doctor can have it removed for you if it's bothering you.

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