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I have sinus polyps. Should I take steroids?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Steroids - oral and/or nasal should always be apart of any regimen for someone with a history of polyps.
Surgery should be the last resort because many polyp patients need multiple surgeries. I would reserve surgery for 1) evidence of chronic sinus infections 2) nasal obstruction. Loss of smell will usually not improve after surgery.

In brief: Yes

Steroids - oral and/or nasal should always be apart of any regimen for someone with a history of polyps.
Surgery should be the last resort because many polyp patients need multiple surgeries. I would reserve surgery for 1) evidence of chronic sinus infections 2) nasal obstruction. Loss of smell will usually not improve after surgery.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
great answer! Wishing you'all the best!
Dr. William Walsh
First line therapy should always be steroids, as well as removing any irritants/allergens from your home. Consider being tested for aspirin sensitivity as well.
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Steroids may help

Nasal polyps are a very complex problem and many other disorders as well as other nasal masses must be ruled out.
Sometimes systemic steroids but they do have many side effects (especially with frequent or long term usage). Topical nasal steroids can often keep them at bay but these also have some side effects as well. You need a thorough ENT exam and perhaps allergy treatment as well.

In brief: Steroids may help

Nasal polyps are a very complex problem and many other disorders as well as other nasal masses must be ruled out.
Sometimes systemic steroids but they do have many side effects (especially with frequent or long term usage). Topical nasal steroids can often keep them at bay but these also have some side effects as well. You need a thorough ENT exam and perhaps allergy treatment as well.
Dr. R. Keith Hill
Dr. R. Keith Hill
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Dr. Banita Kooner
Internal Medicine

In brief: Steroids sinus polyp

Steroids may help for a very short time.
Usually polyps that cause chronic symptoms are helped by surgery. Please talk to your doctor about your options.

In brief: Steroids sinus polyp

Steroids may help for a very short time.
Usually polyps that cause chronic symptoms are helped by surgery. Please talk to your doctor about your options.
Dr. Banita Kooner
Dr. Banita Kooner
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