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Nasal Polyp

Nasal Polyp

Nasal Polyps are fleshy swellings that occur within the nasal passage, and though they can grow large, they are not cancerous. The cause of them is not well known, but if your nose is inflamed for a long period of time it can lead to the formation of a polyp. Sufferers will normally notice a difficulty in breathing through their nose, as occurs when suffering from a bad case of cold or flu. People may also suffer from a nasal drip and problems with their sense of taste and hearing, whilst large polyps can begin to show as physical bulges on the face. Treatment can be as straightforward as steroid drops that reduce the inflammation of the polyp, whilst tablets can also be taken to reduce the inflammation. If these tablets or drops are not effective then surgery can be used to remove the polyp.

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Ive have sinus polyps and had an operation.I now get allergy shots weekly because im allergic to everything that grows probably due to my father dying of agent orange at a young age. I lost my sense of smell and the only thing that helped was prednisone. Prednisone did wonders but they say its not good to take. IS THERE ANY PROOF or are drs just looking to make money. I got tired of not smelling and constant drainage. After months of nasal sprays including flonase, astepro, and allegra not working at all I got pssed.I WANTED TO FIND A REAL SOLUTION. I read about vitamin c deficiency so I started there. I then started putting castor oil on a qtip once in the morning and once before bed. After a week it was a remarkable difference. I COULD SMELL WITHOUT PREDNISONE!!! My theory is instead of my nose running all the time, the castor oil lubricated it and it quit running. I recently can only partially smell and get nosebleeds, but I think its due to the cold dry weather. I also quit taking my vitamin c as much but that was due to adding b12 w vitamin c and didnt want to overdo it. If I feel congestion or feel im losing my smell again I use some afrin for a few days. When i use afrin i can also smell like normal. This is frustrating and obviously something causes it and something natural cures it. All the medicines ive tried besides prednisone did nothing at all and sometimes felt it was way too much to prescribe someone. They say nasal polyps are lesions, so if you can supress the lesions by not blowing your nose, etc in my opinion reduces the polyps. Castor oil definately helped 20x more than flonase, but didnt cure it.AND ITS KIND OF ODD THE SIDE EFFECTS FROM THESE MEDICATIONS CAN BE LOSS OF SMELLLLLLLLL.





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Suffering with headache and blocked nose for many year but recently found out I have an allergy which causes swelling in my nose that causes the blocked nose but doctors, think the headache does not connecting to my blocked nose. I told them only when my nose is blocked that's is when the headache starts. I have used several types of nasal spray but nothing seems to worked , what can I do?





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hi my name is David and i have polyps of the nose. i saw my doctor who is not my doctor now. I went because i was choking on some food one day because i coulnt breath out of my nose. The doctor had a look and said you have polyps and gave me flixanese powder spray and anti histermean tablets to ease swelling but it faild to work so he gave me the liquid spray and it didnt work either. I have a huge nose both bridge and the bulbus bit. He said that i need to have an operation to remove them as the bridge is spred accross my face and i squint. THIS has been with me for most of my life and im 37 and dont date girls or go out with people as they are rude and make comments please can you help as my doc said ill put you on waiting list but never got appointement way back about 8 yrs ago. My new doc just gives me prescriptions for tablets but wont give me referal to ent. Im wearing hearing aids sincs i was 14 and maybe this is the problom to why im deaf. Its now causing dissiness and little pain in ears and my nose gets very sore and tender at times and makes my eyes water and is causing squinting wich is causing me to sit alone when i eat as i have to eat with mouth open to breath and not choke. please help.





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Keep pestering your doctor. I was fobbed off by my doctor years ago who said it was rhinitus and there was nothing could be done. When I moved house and changed doctor he said they have to try 3 things before they can refer you to ENT. I tried sprays and tablets but they did nothing. At the end of my tether I demanded to be referred and finally was. Again I had to try spays and tablets, none of which worked and I have now been told I will have a CT scan after which they can arrange surgery. It seems a long process, almost as if they want you to give up and go away, but DONT. If your doctor wont refer you, see a different one. Good luck.

I was recently diagnosed with a large polyp (up to 2.5cm) in a nasal cavity following a CT scan and am about to have it removed with surgery. Prior to this I had 2 endoscopies on separate occasions (camera up those nose and into the throat). My question is why didn't the endoscopies spot the polyp?





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Maybe it depends on where the polyp (s) is/are in your sinuses.....there are apparently different flaps and folds within the nostril sinuses, and there are sinus chambers in different parts of the face that can't be accessed via nose. Example, the ethmodial cells surrounding eye area & the bigger ones right above it in forehead. Regardless- i too would think that strange, given that theyou stuck tools down as far as your throat, and that the polyp is so large they can't just have you shrink it with Prednisone/cortisone.

Hello, I'm not sure if I have nasal polyps, but when I look up my nose I have what look like swellings up each nostril, one worse than the other at the moment but can change, they look fleshy, red and I can't feel them but I can never breathe properly out my nose and when I do have a look the passage down my nose is mostly all closed up, it was only when someone else looked I realised it wasn't right! Recently also I've noticed blood coming from them, not enough to worry about but I wondered if anyone else had the same problem? I have been to the doctors who just looked in my ears and gave me drops? Also recently bought more sprays for my nose but I don't notice any difference really! I'd have an op on this like I've seen comments have done! But the thought of being awake and having it I just don't think I could go through it! Any advice or anyone have the same problem!!!!





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You probably have swollen turbinates. I have the same problem. They are fleshy coloured balls that when inflamed you can see yourself by shining a torch etc up your nostril. I've had two operations on mine and I'm still struggling to breathe propperly even now, 2 years later. It all makes you very depressed as not a lot of people appreciate you breathe 24/7, any continual problems really impact quality of life. You need to ask your gp to refer to you to an ENT consultant. I was misdiagnosed by my gp for 8 months and my ENT, although trying hasn't managed to fix my problem.

Well I had nasal polyps and even had surgery but it came back.. after that I researched on the internet and found this site http://harbinger.pw/wordpress/ it's very informative and it helped me because they even had this online program that helped me cure my polyps completely without any steroids or surgery. So I recommend you to read it





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I have rheumatoid arthritis, and ffor the last 5 years i have suffered really bad facial sweating so much i dont socialize anymore, and now i have this strange smell of poo everytime i bend over it comes, i have hiatus hernia as well as barretts, please someone give me an answer i think i am going mad





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I suffer facial cranio hyperhydrosis too and use ODABAN - IT WORKS! BUT it also makes you skin VERY DRY and skin feels very tight and I get a prickly sensation for about an hour after applying the solution. I buy mine from chemist direct online, I keep meaning to ask my GP if I can get this on prescription, I've just moved house and I have to change GP's so this is on my "ASK" list for my 1st appt...

Two weeks ago I had surgery to remove Nasal Polyps and although I feel much better breathing I have recently developed sore gums and sore tongue I have seen my Dentist and there is not any obvious problem with my teeth or gums Does anyone have any advice or could this be connected to the surgery





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I have a stuffy nose, nasal drip and I see nasal polyps in both nasal passages. I hate doctors so im too afraid to go. I am 19 years old for you information.





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Seriously, if the polyps are visible without any thing like an endoscope then you'll notice a difference in your entire life if you get them removed. I just did and I'm 18 and my life has gone from being sick all the time to being more healthy than I can ever remember.

My polyps are beyond belief - I'm a 62 year old woman and have them removed yearly...They keep coming back worse. I also have celiac disease and, as a result, I'm 5'8" tall and only weigh 98 lbs. My GP does not want me being knocked out for the surgery because my life could be jeopardized with the other ailments I have. I have had about 20 surgeries and have always been totally awake. Now for some reason none of the ENT's will allow me to be awake with a local anymore. I've had a ton of snare surgeries and a microdebrider 3 hr. surgery awake and I didn't move or even make a noise. I'm a tough old bird. My question is - Does anyone have a doctor who will do either a snare surgery or the above microdebrider surgery awake with a local??? I need help - These things have broken my nose in 4 places per the last ENT I saw and he wouldn't help me unless I went under general anesthesia which I have already been warned not to do. I don't care where in the U.S. your doctor is located because I'm retired and can travel anywhere. Even if you were knocked out for your surgery, could you at least ask your ENT if he would do the surgery awake. Please, please help me as I no longer have a life. I'm finally retired and with these huge beans hanging out of my nose, I can no longer go out in public. Last year at the grocery store, a little boy looked at me and cried to his mother that there was a horrible monster lady coming and he was afraid to walk by me. You have no idea how horrible I felt to scare this poor little child. That was the last time that I left my home. My husband does all the grocery shopping, etc. He is wonderful and feels so sorry for me, but there is nothing he can do to help me. I've ordered a snare on line and as soon as I get it, my husband plans on trying to remove them...We have no other choice. I've been to 48 ENT's across the U.S. and they have all refused to remove these with a local. Incidentally, my husband was a heavy equipment repair technician...I'm not so sure I like the idea of him trimming these things out with a snare. Like I say...I'M DESPERATE!!!





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Dr snow in Caldwell Idaho removed my first one with only a little bit of numbing gel. I even say up through the whole thing. I have to go back in soon because it grew back but he said it will be same as last time. Hope this helps


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