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I have a nasal polyp and my ENT wants to give me a cortisone injection in it, to shrink it. Is this a good idea? Will the results last?

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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Variable

Injecting steroid directly into a polyp may shrink it but have been rarely associated with blindness.
Systemic steroids and nasal steroid sprays are safer. Surgery can be used if not responsive.

In brief: Variable

Injecting steroid directly into a polyp may shrink it but have been rarely associated with blindness.
Systemic steroids and nasal steroid sprays are safer. Surgery can be used if not responsive.
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. SG Erman
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Steroids are the best way to rapidly shrink nasal polyps.
Steroids are available either in nasal spray or by injection. Nasal sprays work, but can take many weeks, while the steroid injection can shrink the polyp in a few days.

In brief: Yes

Steroids are the best way to rapidly shrink nasal polyps.
Steroids are available either in nasal spray or by injection. Nasal sprays work, but can take many weeks, while the steroid injection can shrink the polyp in a few days.
Dr. SG Erman
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