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Doctor insights on: Nasal Polyps And Deviated Septum

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How do I know if I have nasal polyps or deviated septum?

How do I know if I have nasal polyps or 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

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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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!

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!

Depends: On what the cause is. For vasomotor rhinitis, this will likely linger on for decades. For allergic rhinitis, avoidance of allergens and allergy shots may offer prolonged remission, for hyperplastic rhinitis, ultrasound reduction may be needed. The answer thus is "depends". ...Read more

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Surgery: tomorrow I'm having nasal polyps removed, he's fixing my deviated septum, & having an extra sinus cavity removed. How long for recovery?

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

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How do a deviated septum and a nasal polyp differ?

How do a deviated septum and a nasal polyp differ?

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

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How can I tell if I have a deviated septum or a nasal polyp?

How can I tell if I have a deviated septum or a nasal polyp?

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

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How to rectify deviated septum or nasal polyp using medicine and food?

How to rectify deviated septum or nasal polyp using medicine and food?

Septal deviation: Surgery is the only treatment. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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Deviated septum/nasal polyp surgery. How successful or risky is it?

Deviated septum/nasal polyp surgery. How successful or risky is it?

Common Surgery: Deviated nasal septum (dns) and nasal polyps are quite common surgeries in ENT speciality. In good hands there is minimal risk.
Benefits outweigh the risks when patient's can breathe so much better after the surgery and more over they can keep their mouths closed. ...Read more

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Can sinus cysts or polyps cause a deviated septum or is it the other way around (deviated septum causes cysts or polyps)?

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

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Doc says deviated septum surgery with removal of polyps/cysts and he wants to enlarge the opening to my sinuses- why enlarge the openings?

Doc says deviated septum surgery with removal of polyps/cysts and he wants to enlarge the opening to my sinuses- why enlarge the openings?

Sinus surgery?: If you have recurrent sinusitis, you may be a candidate for sinus surgery. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Ent please should I get my deviated stepum fix? Nasal polyps surgery twice. Allgeries moderate.

Ent please should I get my deviated stepum fix? Nasal polyps surgery twice. Allgeries moderate.

The: 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

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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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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 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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How common is it for somebody to get nasal polyps?

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?

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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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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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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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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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 ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could still be a firefighter if I have nasal polyps?

Can you tell me if I could still be a firefighter if I have nasal polyps?

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

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How do nasal polyps affect your sinuses?

Polyps: Polyps may be asymptomatic. They ususlly cause trouble breathing. They often cause decreased smell. They often obstruct sinus openings and cause infections. Drainage is common. Rarely, polyps can be cancerous therefore evaluation is needed by ent>. ...Read more

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Any link between nasal polyps and asthma?

Any link between nasal polyps and asthma?

Absolutely: About 40% of patients with nasal polyposis will develop asthma. This is well known. Furthermore, nasal polypectomy often improves the asthma as the post-nasal drainage is significantly diminished. ...Read more

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Why do nasal polyps interfere with my voice?

Varies.: Phonation is contributed by nose as well as the airways, palate, and voice box. Polyps will give your vocal sound a more twangy sound and you will sound "nasal" ...Read more

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What are treatment options for nasal polyps?

What are treatment options for nasal polyps?

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

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Do I have nasal polyps or swollen turbinates?

Do I have nasal polyps or swollen turbinates?

See ENT: For endoscopic exam. An ENT should be able to differentiate between polyps and turbinates with a proper exam. ...Read more

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Its possible to have nasal polyps without allergy?

Its possible to have nasal polyps without allergy?

Yes: Nasal polyps and allergy are independent conditions but nasal airflow obstruction is common to both. ...Read more

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How to differentiate between nasal turbinates and nasal polyps?

How to differentiate between nasal turbinates and nasal polyps?

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

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Nasal polyps can cause nose bleeding?

Nasal polyps can cause nose bleeding?

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

Dr. Duane Gels
157 Doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Deviated Nasal Septum (Definition)

A nasal septum that is not straight. One that bends and can ...Read more