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I think I have polyps in my nose will a steroid based spray remove them?

I think I have polyps in my nose will a steroid based spray remove them?

Nope: You need to be evaluated by a ear, nose and throat doc. If you indeed have nasal polyps, they need to be surgically removed. ...Read more

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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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Hello, I have a question regarding sinus polyps. Have had FESS x 2 and don't want to go thru this anymore. Will steroid nose sprays do the trick? Hav

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I have a question regarding sinus polyps.  Have had FESS x 2 and don't want to go thru this anymore. Will steroid nose sprays do the trick? Hav

Nasal polyposis: FESS x 2, isn't truly a nice experience, I totally agree, hope you won't have to go for it any more. Polyps in the sinuses and nasal cavities can grow for a multitude of reasons, mainly chronic inflammation, which can be due to allergies, wish we know the histopathology of the removed polyps. Treating the chronic inflammation to prevent recurrence helps, but some cases tend to recur, see comment ...Read more

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I have a confirmed nose bleeder, polyps and congested nose. I am on antihistamine, saline wash and steroid spray. Is that the best solution?

I have a confirmed nose bleeder, polyps and congested nose. I am on antihistamine,  saline wash and steroid spray. Is that the best solution?

Only if they work: This is a very complex issue as there are many potential causes for your problem. It appears that you may have a chronic sinus infection as well. A less common condition is known as Aspirin exacerbated rhinosinusitis (often accompanied by asthma) and in which case another class of drug called leukotriene modifier may work better. You should consult an allergist to help you sort this out. ...Read more

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I have large nasal polyp obstructs air. Can't take steroid spray for I am breastfeeding. Feels like sinuses are clogged. No insurance can't afford ent?

I have large nasal polyp obstructs air. Can't take steroid spray for I am breastfeeding. Feels like sinuses are clogged. No insurance can't afford ent?

Use the nasal spray: Nasal steroid sprays are considered safe for breastfeeding mothers. The steroid is at a minimal amount and transfer into the milk has been negligible.See hale t;medications and mothers milk, 15ed, 2012. ...Read more

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I have a nasal polyps but everything is under control. I use saline spray. What else would help?

I have a nasal polyps but everything is under control. I use saline spray. What else would help?

Allergist: Nasal polyps usually inflammatory, response to allergens, e.g. Dust, dander, etc. Nasal steoids often helpful, addressing allergens helps; sometimes surgery can be very helpful. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for nasal polyp aside from nasal saline spray?

Is there a treatment for nasal polyp aside from nasal saline spray?

Yes: Cortisone nasal spray may be effective as would Singulair (montelukast) depending on the mechanism causing them. However surgery may be needed if the polyps fail to resolve with medications . Saline spray may reduce the frequency of sinus infection but would not affect the polyps. ...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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Had nasal polyp took xylometaxoline hydrochloride nasal spray. It worked polyps gone and can breathe but I get blood residue on tissue when I sneeze?

See doctor: It is highly unlikely that the kind of spray you used could have eliminated the polyps although it may work transiently to decongest your nose. When used in excess for period longer than a week, one often ends up with a very irritated nose and thus the nosebleeds. The nose gets rebound congestion when the nasal spray is stopped. See doctor to help you wean off this spray. ...Read more

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How do to use a nasal steroid spray. I feel like I'm doing it wrong everytime I use it cause I can taste it. How far do you stick it in your nose?

How do to use a nasal steroid spray. I feel like I'm doing it wrong everytime I use it cause I can taste it. How far do you stick it in your nose?

Doing right: Stick the nasal spray as far as it will go in gently. If you are tasting it it is fine. The medicine can flow thru back of your nose into throat and that is how you are tasting it. You are doing it right. Do not use medicine more than the prescribed amount ...Read more

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