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10 Year Old Daughter With Nasal Polyps Any Nonsurgical Treatment
Kid polyps: In children, non-surgical care is the preference. Nasal steroids are the main medication. Also, singulaire can reduce polyps. If polyps are due to allergy, then agressive allergy treatment (avoidance, medication, allergy shots) is needed. Polyps in children are uncommon & can be associoated with cystic fibrosis or developmental masses. Evaluation by ENT is needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've had nasal polyps for 15 years now and multiple surgeries that don't seem to work- any alternative treatments?
A good specialist: Nasal polyps and sinusitis can be treated but each treatment should be tailored to the individual. Some patients respond better than others. Generally the treatment will entail a combination of different medicines (antibiotics and/or steroids - oral or nasal). I would consult a good ENT or allergist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm on nasal spra treatment for nasal polyps. Is this something I will have to deal with the rest of my life or will they be fixed and that's the end?
Perhaps: It depends on the cause for the polyps. When problem is severe causing severe nasal obstruction, smell/taste impairment, and/or chronic sinus infection, surgery may be required. If the nasal polyps shrink from the nasal spray, consider stopping the spray after a year or so to see if the polyps would return. ...Read more
Not much you can do: With nasal steroids you can reduce the size, with decongestant you can reduce the swelling and with the allergy treatment you can prevent the recurrences. Nasal surgery is needed to remove the polyp. I hope this helps. For more make a virtual appointment at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid and allergy tests normal. Ct scan shows nasal polyps.Ent suggests operating but no other treatments explored. Need 2nd opinion or just do it?
Second opinion: There are several causes of nasal polyps including allergic fungal sinusitis, cystic fibrosis, and in patients with Aspirin "allergy" and asthma. It may help to see an allergist to attempt to identify these underlying conditions. Also, Prednisone is a strong steroid medication that may shrink nasal polyps without surgery. My opinion-always get second opinion before surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Female child 6years old complaining of discharging nose sometimes end to thorethrote one doctor suggest nasal polyp..What i can do and best treatment?
Sinusitis: Sinusitis or a foreign body in the nostril can cause a persistent nasal dishrag as can allergies. If the discharge is malodorous (smells) the nasal cavity needs inspected by pediatrician or ENT physician. Generally sinusitis may resolve without antibiotics, but if persists antibiotics (augmentin) may be prescribed. If a foregin body it needs removed. ...Read more
Besides surgery, what could be done for nasal polyps in a 16 year old girl? What could potentially cause this?
Depending on severit: If the polyps are very severe surgery may be the best option. Nasal steroid sprays may also be helpful if the polyps are not too severe. Oral steroids have been used temporarily some times successfully, but should be used only short term and only if other methods are not in order. The polyps come from the lining of the sinuses. The mucosa becomes thickened and hypertrophied. ...Read more
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