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Laser Surgery For Nasal Polyps
Depends: Depends on how extensive the procedure and who is doing it. In my patients they have sponge in their nose overnight. That sponge is removed the next morning and they can go about their regular activities. Usually it takes a few days to feel "normal." I ask them not to engage in any activities that raise their blood pressure in the first week including sexual relations. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Polyps: Depending on the extent of the polyps, some medical treatments may work. Such as sterodi saline sinus rinses, anti inflammatory medications, etc. If you have nasal allergies, it may be worth it for you to consult one and treat them as it amy diminsih their recurrence ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not to cure them: Balloon sinuplasty is a nice way of opening blocked sinuses. Polyp disease is not an issue of blocked sinuses the way pain or recurrent infection might be. Polyps are from nasal and sinus inflammation. The balloon procedure won't stop your particular nose from being inflamed. Removing the polyps and opening the sinuses combined with medication, oral and intranasal, long term is the best treatment. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
Nasal polyps: Sometimes. I have often had success avoiding surgery by treating polyps with short periods of steroids, then placing patients on a steroid nasal spray to diminish recurrence. This does not work with everyone, in which case surgery may be needed. Even then, I tell patients to think of surgery as a "haircut, " since polyps have a tendency to recur. Www. Mainlineent. Com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Caused by allergy: While FESS removes the polyps it does not fix the underlying cause of the polyps which in most cases is allergic rhinitis. You have to get rid of the allergies or at least get them controlled before the polyps will stop forming. Best short term therapy is a intranasal steroid spray like Flonase, Nasonex, (mometasone) or a similar one. Best long term treatment is allergy immunotherapy. See an allergist. ...Read more
My dad is having nasal polyps from a long time. He is afraid of surgery. Is there is anyway to cure it without surgery?
There is no medicine that makes the polyps go away. They have to be removed. Also, they can grow back over time. Usually, the procedure is straightforward and quite safe. He will likely feel much better when his nasal breathing improves and his number of sinus infections decreases.
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Get evaluation: Nasal polyps can be caused by several different things, and depending on what, they respond differently. Some can shrink with medication and others require surgery, so the best thing is to see an otolaryngologist (ENT) for a full evaluation and discussion of the treatment options. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I've had nasal polyps removed 6 yrs. Ago. They have since returned. Are there any remedies or anything I can do besides surgery again? I
Oral steroids: If you have had relief of your nasal symptoms for 6 years, that is a pretty good result. Oral and topical steroids are the medical treatments for nasal polyposis because it is an inflammatory disease. Only if these options fail after 2 or 3 attempts and you are very symptomatic, that is, can not breathe through your nose and can not smell, should another surgery be considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery: tomorrow I'm having nasal polyps removed, he's fixing my deviated septum, & having an extra sinus cavity removed. How long for recovery?
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
I'm from nc and have nasal polyps, ineed a doctor in buffalo who can take out polyps both in office as well as surgery.
Phone book: I would look in the phone book at otolaryngologists and check hospital websites in the area. ...Read more