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Nasal Polyps And Deviated Septum
See a doctor: The best way to know if you have a deviated septum or polyps is to have a thorough head and neck examination by an ENT physician. If you have significant nasal obstruction it is worthwhile to have it checked out. ...Read more
Will chronic rhinitis last forever? I mean, will I ever get rid of it? No allergies, nasal polyps or deviated septum. Stuffy nose so often!
Can nasal polyps or deviated septum cause asthma. No aspirin allergy and no family history of asthma but do have asthmatic symptoms
Surgery: tomorrow I'm having nasal polyps removed, he's fixing my deviated septum, & having an extra sinus cavity removed. How long for recovery?
1-2 weeks: I usually counsel my patients to take a week off from school or work and no exercise or strenuous activity for 2 weeks. ...Read more
Bend vs protrusion: A deviated septum is a bending of the wall that divides the right side of the nose from the left side. A polyp is a mass that has a stalk-like projection usually form the sidewalks of the nose and not the wall down the middle. They are treated very differently. The septum is made of bone/cartilage whereas a polyp is tissue ...Read more
ENT: You can not effectively self examine the depths of your nasal cavities so see an ENT doctor who can with an endoscope. It is a painless in office procedure. ...Read more
Can sinus cysts or polyps cause a deviated septum or is it the other way around (deviated septum causes cysts or polyps)?
Deviated septums: They are all separate issues. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more
Doc says deviated septum surgery with removal of polyps/cysts and he wants to enlarge the opening to my sinuses- why enlarge the openings?
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
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
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
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
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
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
Medical or surgical: Depending on the size and the symptoms, medical treatment with both topical and oral steroids for a limited period of time can give enormous relief. But the etiology or cause of nasal polyps is still an enigma but there is increasing evidence that it is a genetic disease. If the nasal passages are significantly obstructed and smell is decreased, surgery will give long term relief. ...Read more
Yes: Nasal polyps and allergy are independent conditions but nasal airflow obstruction is common to both. ...Read more
Turbs vs polyps: The only way to tell is by physical examination. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more
Rarely: Unlike the normal nasal mucosa, which is rich in blood supply, a nasal polyps is usually poorly vascular and rarely if ever bleeds. If you have nasal polyposis and believe your are bleeding from them, see an ENT doctor ASAP. ...Read more
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