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How did our ancestors on the prairie treat nasal polyps?
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Do not know
They probably just lived with them!

In brief: Do not know
They probably just lived with them!
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Just a guess
Pioneers likely could not tell the difference between nasal polyps & other forms of rhinitis as they lacked the equipment to examine the nose.
Two herbs that grow on the prairie they may have found useful are urtica dioica (stinging nettle) & plantago lanceolata (narrowleaf plantain). These herbs were known to native americans. Both are used as herbs for rhinitis.

In brief: Just a guess
Pioneers likely could not tell the difference between nasal polyps & other forms of rhinitis as they lacked the equipment to examine the nose.
Two herbs that grow on the prairie they may have found useful are urtica dioica (stinging nettle) & plantago lanceolata (narrowleaf plantain). These herbs were known to native americans. Both are used as herbs for rhinitis.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Manav Singla
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Steroids or surgery
Prednisone pills or surgery.
Treatment has not really come a long way since then. Unless you are Aspirin allergic asthma / samter's traid / a combination of Aspirin allergy, sinus problems, asthma and nasal polys.

In brief: Steroids or surgery
Prednisone pills or surgery.
Treatment has not really come a long way since then. Unless you are Aspirin allergic asthma / samter's traid / a combination of Aspirin allergy, sinus problems, asthma and nasal polys.
Dr. Manav Singla
Dr. Manav Singla
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