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Nasal Polyps And Cocaine
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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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
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
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
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
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
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 more
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
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 more
NSAID : Sampter's triad is allergy to aspirin, asthma, and nasal polyps . Since diclofenac is an nsaid, similar to aspirin, you were probably advised not to take it to avoid worsening sinus polyps and problems. If you don't have allergies to nsaids or asthma, you are probably ok to take it. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
Why not: Nasal polyposis is a manifestation of chronic sinusitis. I do not see any relation between fire-fighting and nasal polyps. However, if the polyposis causes a disorder of breathing through the nose and difficulty smelling, I would think that you should see an ENT doctor for diagnosis and definitive treatment. ...Read more
Polypectomy: Nasal polyps are growths in the nose that grow and over time can cause nasal congestion, sinus infections and add to obstruction. They may or may not be related to allergies. They respond to intranasal and oral steroids, but can regrow when surgically removed. They even sometimes fall out themselves, outgrowing their blood supply. ...Read more
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 more
i have been suffering from nasal polyps with sinusitis for ten years. I am 28 years old I have got operated once time what should I do.?
Polyps: Hello, unfortunately polyps tend to recur. The best thing to do is to establish a good relationship with your ENT doctor. An intranasal steroid spray used daily has been effective to reduce the polyp burden. Steroid medication by mouth is also helpful to shrink the polyps. Once patients are diagnosed with polyps, the goal is to keep the nose and sinuses clean and open. Good luck.. ...Read more
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