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How fast can I make my nasal polyps go away? Medicine or surgery?

How fast can I make my nasal polyps go away? Medicine or surgery?

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 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


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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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Do a lot of people get nasal polyps?

Do a lot of people get nasal polyps?

No: The incidence of nasal polyps in the US is about 4-5%. ...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?

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?

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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Im not sure what to do for nasal polyps?

See ENT doc: See an ear nose and throat doctor for evaluation of the severity of your problem and treatment options which include observation, medicines and surgery. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are nasal polyps?

Inflammatory growths: Nasal polyps are de novo inflammatory growth arising from the lateral wall of the nose. The histo-pathology is very different from normal nasal mucosa. The cause is still not known but bacteria, virus, fungus, allergy are possibilities. They tend to grow both into the nose and into the sinuses and eventually cause nasal obstruction and anosmia. ...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

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Is it possible to expel your own nasal polyps?

Is it possible to expel your own nasal polyps?

No it is not possibl: No it is not possible and you should not even attempt it on your own. ...Read more

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What a good way ti srink nasal polyps at home?

Dr. Taj Jiva Dr. Jiva
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What a good way ti srink nasal polyps at home?

Need to see Doc: However, you can try saline nasal lavage twice a day, salt water will shrink the polyps. Inhaled nasal decongestant and steroid spray will shrink it too. But you need to have a nasal endoscopy to find out the size and location of polyps and whether they are causing obstructive symptoms and chronic sinusisit. ...Read more

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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?

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 lots of people get nasal polyps, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get nasal polyps, or is it unusual?

Allergy: Polyps are common in people with upper airway allergy, e.G hay fever. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: nasal polyps?

What is the definition or description of: nasal polyps?

Nasal polyps: 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, surgical, or a combination. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could remove my nasal polyps at home?

Can you tell me if i could remove my nasal polyps at home?

Absolutely not: Nasal polyps arise from the lateral wall of the nose. If you try to remove them blindly, you could develop serious eye complications. See an ENT doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How come I have nasal polyps, but nobody else in the family has it?

Not always inherited: Nasal polyps can have different etiologies, not all of which are inherited from other family members (parents). Nasal polyps are often associated with chronic nasal symptoms (allergic or nonallergic rhinitis), but can often be associated with other disease states such as fungal sinusitis, cystic fibrosis, and aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease ("samter's triad"). Ent eval recommended. ...Read more

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How to cure or control nasal polyps? Or simply what measures should I take for them?

No cure!: Hello! there is no cure for nasal polyps, they are managed through treating and controlling allergies, and usually a daily nasal steroid is necessary. Work with your ENT or allergist for the best treatment plan for you. Nasal polyps are a chronic condition and you should have a phsycian following you. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can nasal polyps turn cancerous?

Rare: Inverting pappilomas, which can mimic polyps can turn to cancer. Inflammatory polyps do not tend to turn cancerous. ...Read more

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What % of unilateral nasal polyps are cancerous?

What % of unilateral nasal polyps are cancerous?

Very rare: Cancer arising from a true nasal polyp whether unilateral or bilateral is not common. What should be considered with unilateral polyposis is a fungal infection. Unlike polyps of the colon, nasal polyps very rarely become malignant. ...Read more

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Are nasal polyps ever cancerous or turn cancerous?

Are nasal polyps ever cancerous or turn cancerous?

Rarely, if ever: Common nasal polyps are usually due to allergy and do not become cancerous. It is possible for a cancer in the nasal cavity to project into the nasal lumen and meet the technical definition of a polyp, albeit very rarely. ...Read more

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Could I still be a firefighter if I have nasal polyps?

Could I still be a firefighter if I have nasal polyps?

Yes, but...: Nasal polyps can definitely affect quality of life. Chronic sinusitis from polyps not only affect breathing but also may result in sleep disturbance, fatigue, and poor sense of smell. Depending on the severity of polyps, nasal obstruction or poor smell would definitely impair a firefighter (who needs to breath in distress or smell smoke). Polyps are definitely treatable so please see an ENT. ...Read more

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Is there any preventative advice to keep nasal polyps from returning?

Is there any preventative advice to keep nasal polyps from returning?

Nasal steroids: Best medicine is nasal steroids used daily. You should also maintain routine evaluations by your ent. Furthermore, allergy testing with allergen avoidance and possible allergy shots should be considered. ...Read more

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Will bacitracin help nasal polyps?

Will bacitracin help nasal polyps?

No: Bacitracin is an antibiotic. Nasal polyps are a manifestation of allergic disease not a result of infection. I would recommend you seek treatment with an ENT or an allergist for the proper treatment. ...Read more

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Can i treat nasal polyps without surgery?

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 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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Why can't you take coke if you have nasal polyps?

Why can't you take coke if you have nasal polyps?

Coke?: Cocaine or coca-cola? Use can drink soda. Cocaine is illegal. ...Read more

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Can nasal polyps cause green bloody plegm in mornings?

Can nasal polyps cause green bloody plegm in mornings?

Sometimes: Nasal polyps usually exist with chronic sinusitis and it could be you are having an active infection along with everything else. I would seek the opinion of an otolaryngologyst. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between nasal polyps and a tumor?

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Case and biopsy: From listening to patient, examining and visualizing the mass directly plus minus imaging study- you can have some impression whether it is a benign or cancerous one. However, ultimately, a biopsy is the one that can tell you definitively whether it is a cancer or a benign tumor/polyps etc. ...Read more

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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


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Nasal (Definition)

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