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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


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How common is it for somebody to get nasal polyps?

How common is it for somebody to get nasal polyps?

Nasal polyps: Incidence depends on age and comorbid conditions like cystic fibrosis. "the overall incidence of nasal polyps in children is 0.1%; the incidence in children with CF is 6-48%. Among adults, the incidence is 1-4% overall, with a range of 0.2-28%." http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/994274-overview#a0199. ...Read more

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What are nasal polyps and how can they get treated?

What are nasal polyps and how can they get treated?

Inflammatory masses: Generally in response to allergens like dust mites, pollen, animal dander; not pre cancerous in great majority of cases. Usually not true polyps as may be found in colon, uterus. Rx usually involves treating allergy inciters and response. Nasal steroids often used, saline spray, antihistmines, sometimes surgery. Get rid of dust collectors, e.g. Carpets, old books, etc. Got pets?-a bigger issue. ...Read more

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Do people with nasal polyps have a lot of pain?

Do people with nasal polyps have a lot of pain?

Rarely: Nasal polyposis is a benign inflammatory disease that arises from the lateral wall of the nose and usually causes nasal obstruction and if large enough causes anosmia (decrease in smell). These grape-like swollen tissues rarely if ever cause pain. If you have pain with nasal polyps, you may have sinusitis, which may be painful. See an ENT physician. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of nasal polyps at home?

Depends: That depends on the size, location, and number of polyps. There are several things you can try, which includes twice a day, salt water saline lavage, antihistamines, decongestants, inhaled nasal spray etc. But you need to see doc and ENT specialist and further work to make sure they are not blocking your sinuses by doing endoscopy. ...Read more

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Is there any way to get rid of Nasal polyps?

Is there any way to get rid of Nasal polyps?

Nasal polyps: Several causes for, allergy is the most common, surgery, high dose local steroids or systemic steroids can eradicate them, depending on site, size and cause, they tend to recur at times, you need to work closely with an allergist and an ENT doctor, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Does anyone have a good idea how to get rid of nasal polyps?

Does anyone have a good idea how to get rid of nasal polyps?

ENT specialist: An ent/otolaryngologist can operate to remove them. Aspirin use is reportedly linked to their development. ...Read more

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Ent please should I get my deviated stepum fix? Nasal polyps surgery twice. Allgeries moderate.

Ent please should I get my deviated stepum fix? Nasal polyps surgery twice. Allgeries moderate.

The : The main reason one has a septoplasty is to improve the airflow in the nose. It may also be necessary to allow better access for sinus/polyp surgery. Whether surgery is worth it depends on how deviated your septum is and how much your symptoms are from this rather than your allergies. Another thing to consider is whether you may also be helped by having a turbinate reduction. ...Read more

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Who tends to get serious allergic reactions to aspirin? Is it almost always people w asthma or nasal polyps or can anyone suddenly have a problem?

Who tends to get serious allergic reactions to aspirin? Is it almost always people w asthma or nasal polyps or can anyone suddenly have a problem?

No: It does not always involve asthma although nasal polyps and sinusitis often precede the onset of asthma in aspirin-sensitivity. This is a condition usually found around ages 30 on the average. Yes it can develop all of a sudden. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of nasal polyps and restore my sense of smell? I've used every spray/antihistamine under the sun, no luck

How can I get rid of nasal polyps and restore my sense of smell? I've used every spray/antihistamine under the sun, no luck

See your doctor: Your doctor can evaluate your problem. If your lack of smell is not a neurological issue she can refer you to an ENT if needed. Hope it goes well. ...Read more

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I have chronic sinusitis and nasal polyps for years, ENT said i shouldn't get surgery because it will probably come back, should I see another ENT ?

Yes definitely : This is a very old thinking by ents who are not very good at nose/sinus surgery. About 30% of polyps are recurrent but not all with good sinus surgery. However you need to continue medical management for polyps after surgery to prevent them from coming back. That is usually by using a steroid nose spray twice a day. See a rhinologist for an expert opinion. More info on my site www.Socalsinus.Com. ...Read more

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Will chronic rhinitis last forever? I mean, will I ever get rid of it? No allergies, nasal polyps or deviated septum. Stuffy nose so often!

Will chronic rhinitis last forever? I mean, will I ever get rid of it? No allergies, nasal polyps or deviated septum. Stuffy nose so often!

Depends: on what the cause is. For vasomotor rhinitis, this will likely linger on for decades. For allergic rhinitis, avoidance of allergens and allergy shots may offer prolonged remission, for hyperplastic rhinitis, ultrasound reduction may be needed. The answer thus is "depends". ...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 will I know if I have nasal polyps?

Have someone look: Symptoms of nasal polyps might include nasal congestion and poor sense of smell. They can sometimes be seen on simple examination, but might require a nasal endoscopy or a scan to fully evaluate. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for nasal polyps?

Conservative vs. sur: Some respond to nasal steroid preparations such as flonase, nasacort (triamcinolone) etc., whereas other are treated with surgical intervention. Let your ENT help you decide on the best treatment option. ...Read more

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Dr. Duane Gels
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Nasal Polyps (Definition)

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 can be medical, ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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