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I have nasal polyps and don't want the surgery. Are there natural remedies or other ways to reduce them? Apple cider vinegar, castor oil. Others??

I have nasal polyps and don't want the surgery. Are there natural remedies or other ways to reduce them? Apple cider vinegar, castor oil. Others??

Probably not: However daily saline irrigation may reduce the risk for sinusitis. Nasal steroid may work sometimes. It is important that you consult an allergist to find out the cause for the polyps first. I know of no natural remedy to get rid of nasal polyps otherwise. ...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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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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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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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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Can I treat nasal polyps without surgery?

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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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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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. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of nasal polyps at home?

Depends: That depends on the size, location, and number of polyps. There are several things you can try, which includes twice a day, salt water saline lavage, antihistamines, decongestants, inhaled nasal spray etc. But you need to see doc and ENT specialist and further work to make sure they are not blocking your sinuses by doing endoscopy. ...Read more

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Can nasal polyps give you a stroke like symptoms?

Can nasal polyps give you a stroke like symptoms?

Not likely: Nasal polyps usually are slow growing and associated with increasing nasal congestion and blockage, increased postnasal drainage and in the most severe cases, sinus infections. They are not vascular so are not associated with strokes. ...Read more

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Can nasal polyps completely block my nose breathing?

Can nasal polyps completely block my nose breathing?

Yes: See an ENT doctor for evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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What to do if I have "nasal polyps" & can't breathe - help?

Prednisone/ surgery: If you have nasal polyps that are large enough to obstruct your breathing, a course of steroids will possibly give you immediate relief. But if they recur again, surgery by a competent rhinologist will give you long lasting relief. ...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

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Can balloon surgery be performed for nasal polyps?

Not to cure them: Balloon sinuplasty is a nice way of opening blocked sinuses. Polyp disease is not an issue of blocked sinuses the way pain or recurrent infection might be. Polyps are from nasal and sinus inflammation. The balloon procedure won't stop your particular nose from being inflamed. Removing the polyps and opening the sinuses combined with medication, oral and intranasal, long term is the best treatment. ...Read more

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Relationship between nasal polyps and nasal concha?

Nasal Polyps: The nasal choncha or turbinates are normal anatomic structures that swell up and down with allergies, viruses and infections and are sometimes mistaken for polyps wich are abmormal growths in suseptible peple with severe infecitons or allergies. Sometimes warts or tumors and be present. See an ENT dod for answers. ...Read more

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Can drinking apple cider vinigar help nasal polyps?

Can drinking apple cider vinigar help nasal polyps?

Nasal Polyps: I have not heard of this one...

If you are prone to nasal polyps due to chronic sinusitis, the best thing is to work with your ENT doctor on a regimen of nasal irrigations and steroid sprays to minimize your need for surgery to debulk the polyps.

With that said, western medicine doesn't have a "cure" for nasal polyps, and apple cider vinegar is unlikely to hurt them. ...Read more

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What causes nasal polyps: mild allergies or fungus?

What causes nasal polyps: mild allergies or fungus?

Nasal polyps: These are complex, they occur in individuals with nasal allergies, but also occur with aspirin allergy and asthma and also can be sporadic without a known cause. They are tricky to treat and you need a good ENT and Allergist to tackle the problem properly ...Read more

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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

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Does anyone have a good idea how to get rid of nasal polyps?

Does anyone have a good idea how to get rid of nasal polyps?

ENT specialist: An ent/otolaryngologist can operate to remove them. Aspirin use is reportedly linked to their development. ...Read more

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Will my voice sound normal again after the removal of nasal polyps?

Will my voice sound normal again after the removal of nasal polyps?

Nasal polyps: Once removed your voice quality will have less of a nasal quality but you need to stay on top of things, see an allergist determine if you have allergies or aspirin allergy and continue treating them do they don't come back quickly. ...Read more

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Is it safe to remove nasal polyps both sides through endoscopy surgery?

Is it safe to remove nasal polyps both sides through endoscopy surgery?

Yes: A well trained ENT doctor, with a thorough knowledge of the 3-dimentional anatomy of the paranasal sinuses, should be able to remove your polyps with endoscopic control. Remember, the surgeons MUST explain the potential risks associated with this surgery. ...Read more

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I have a nasal polyps but everything is under control. I use saline spray. What else would help?

Allergist: Nasal polyps usually inflammatory, response to allergens, e.g. Dust, dander, etc. Nasal steoids often helpful, addressing allergens helps; sometimes surgery can be very helpful. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about nasal polyps removed. Will my voice sound normal again after my removal of nasal polyps?

Can you tell me about nasal polyps removed. Will my voice sound normal again after my removal of nasal polyps?

Depends: Nasal polyps are fluid filled inflammatory sacs that appear in the nose and sinuses of people with allergies, aspirin sensitivity, or chronic sinusitis. If your voice is nasal and congested it will likely improve but if your voice issues are caused by vocal cord polyps or other pathology than it may not. You should discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Besides surgery, what could be done for nasal polyps in a 16 year old girl? What could potentially cause this?

Besides surgery, what could be done for nasal polyps in a 16 year old girl? What could potentially cause this?

Depending on severit: If the polyps are very severe surgery may be the best option. Nasal steroid sprays may also be helpful if the polyps are not too severe. Oral steroids have been used temporarily some times successfully, but should be used only short term and only if other methods are not in order. The polyps come from the lining of the sinuses. The mucosa becomes thickened and hypertrophied. ...Read more

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I am always stuffy, sense of smell going away, hearing diminishing. Was told years ago I had nasal polyps. Are these likely the cause?

I am always stuffy, sense of smell going away, hearing diminishing. Was told years ago I had nasal polyps. Are these likely the cause?

Smell polyps: I am always stuffy, sense of smell going away, hearing diminishing. Was told years ago I had nasal polyps. Are these likely the cause? ANS: could be have someone look in your nose and test you smelling ability. ...Read more

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I blew my nose and 3 pieces of hard rubbery feeling substance came out. Is it nasal polyps, what is it? Is this harmful? Attached pic to account.

Thick mucous: It is unlikely that you could blow polyps out of your nose. They are often removed surgically. I was not able to access your photo, but it sounds like formed or thick mucous. Unlikely to be harmful. See your regular doctor or an ENT, otolaryngologist, for complete evaluation if this problem continues. ...Read more

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I'm on nasal spra treatment for nasal polyps. Is this something I will have to deal with the rest of my life or will they be fixed and that's the end?

Perhaps: It depends on the cause for the polyps. When problem is severe causing severe nasal obstruction, smell/taste impairment, and/or chronic sinus infection, surgery may be required. If the nasal polyps shrink from the nasal spray, consider stopping the spray after a year or so to see if the polyps would return. ...Read more

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How will ENT doctor check for nasal polyps?

How will ENT doctor check for nasal polyps?

Polyp exam: History and physical exam. The best exam for nasal polyp evaluation involves a small flexible endoscope that is passed into your nasal area. This exam is well tolerated and not usually painful. Also, cat scanning is helpful in evaluation of nasal polyps. Other testing, such as allergy evaluation is sometimes recommended. ...Read more

Dr. Duane Gels
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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


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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