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I've had nasal polyps for 15 years now and multiple surgeries that don't seem to work- any alternative treatments?

I've had nasal polyps for 15 years now and multiple surgeries that don't seem to work- any alternative treatments?

Steroids: Nasal polyps are very difficult to control. Oral steroids, nasal steroids and an allergy work up may be beneficial... Especially if you have an Aspirin sensitivity. ...Read more

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Dr. Duane Gels
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Nasal Polyps (Definition)

Nasal polyps are hypertrophied (enlarged) portions of the lining of your nose or sinuses. They have been associated with sinus infection, allergic rhinitis, or both. The exact cause is still unclear. The treatment be medical, ...Read more


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What are treatment options for nasal polyps?

What are treatment options for nasal polyps?

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 more

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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?

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

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10 year old daughter with nasal polyps. Any nonsurgical treatment?

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 more

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What is most effective treatment for nasal polyps and maxillary sinusitis?

What is most effective treatment for nasal polyps and maxillary sinusitis?

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 more

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Is there any home treatment for nasal polyps ? (Anosmia) loss of sense of smell

Is there any home treatment for nasal polyps ? (Anosmia) loss of sense of smell

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

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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?

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 more

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Can you pop nasal polyps yourself?

Can you pop nasal polyps yourself?

Nasal polyps: Polyps are not fluid filled, they are out pouching of the tissue, not cysts. They don't pop, they must be surgically removed or temporarily shrunken with corticosteroids. ...Read more

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Can nasal polyps go away on their own?

Can nasal polyps go away on their own?

Nasal polyps: Unfortunately nasal polyps rarely resolve on their own. Daily intranasal steroids can keep them at bay. Severe, enlarged polyps sometimes need surgical removal by ENT. ...Read more

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How To Cure Nasal Polyps At Home Naturally?

How To Cure Nasal Polyps At Home Naturally?

Nasal polyps: There is no natural way to get rid of nasal polyps. Current treatments available include nasal steroid, surgical removal, and in the case of aspirin-induced polyps-aspirin desensitization. Consult an ENT. ( I am excluding polyps associated with cystic fibrosis) ...Read more

Polyp (Definition)

A polyp may occur anyplace on the body, but is most commonly seen in the colon when a colonscopy exam is done. It is a bump or protrusion from the lining of the GI tract and colon, which can can be benign or turn ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more