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Could my husband's allergies be the cause of his nasal polyps? my husband has had several surgeries for recurring nasal polyps, and was just told that allergies may be the cause of the growths. has it been proven that the two are related? would allergy tr

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Dr. Kuo-Chian Chang answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

When : When you mean "allergy treatments" you probably mean allergy injection therapy that gives serial injections of things that a person is allergic to from the air, such as dust mites or pollens. Such allergy injection therapy does not help polyps. Most patients with polyps show intense allergic-like reactions to the toxins from germs that grow inside the sinuses. Such germs include staphylococcus. Patients who are allergic to aspirin, a desensitization to Aspirin may help treating polyps. Furthermore, steroid solution, such as Budesonide inhalation solution which is used for treating asthma through a nebulizer, can be instilled into sinuses for those patients who had sinus surgery previously and may help preventing the recurrence of polyps.

Answered 10/4/2016

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Dr. Jack Mutnick answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

See an allergist: If you haven't seen an allergist for testing then that is the first step.

Answered 4/5/2013

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