A 51-year-old male asked:
can i treat nasal polyps without surgery?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Christopher Hove answered
25 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Nasal polyps: Sometimes. I have often had success avoiding surgery by treating polyps with short periods of steroids, then placing patients on a steroid nasal spray to diminish recurrence. This does not work with everyone, in which case surgery may be needed. Even then, i tell patients to think of surgery as a "haircut, " since polyps have a tendency to recur. www.mainlineent.com.
Answered on Sep 10, 2013
Dr. David Jakubowicz answered
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nasal polyps: Some patients are very successful ny using steroid nasal sprays or sinus rinses. There is a higher risk of absorption into the body with placing steroids into the rinses. Another help would be getting an allergy test and avoiding triggers or getting an allergy shot. But if you are still obstructed, surgery is an outstanding way to relieve the obstruction.
Answered on Oct 23, 2017
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