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Do A Lot Of People 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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Is running (jogging) efficient for nasal and chest congestion ? I have chronic sinusitis and nasal polyps, it will be a while until i get surgery
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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!
Hi Dr, having nasal polyps. Did a scan last week doctor told me my nose has blocked from top need steroid spray to get them better. It starter i always feel water and pressure pain in my ear. And now days dizzy and in balance too. Just want to get seco
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