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I'm not sure what to do for nasal polyps?

I'm 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.

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Polyp (Definition)

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Could you tell me what are nasal polyps?

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.

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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.

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

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

Have this checked: Nasal polyps are uncommon in childhood, but may be associated with certain diseases, such as allergies or cystic fibrosis. See your doctor.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What is the recovery time after having 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.

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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.

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Is there any way to cure ethnoidal nasal polyps other than surgery?

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

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How long could it take for nasal polyps to grow back after surgery?

Depends: Although polyps do tend to recur, if one maintains proper follow up and maintains a constant application of nasal steroid spray and other medical treatments after the surgery, their regrowth can be slowed and even prevented.

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