How are polyps of the nose and sinuses treated?

The initial treatment of nasal polyps is inhaled steroids through the nose. When the polyps are severe, your medical provider may consider prescribing oral steroids as well. Along with steroids, nasal polyps can also be improved with  nasal washes and with treatment of allergies. If none of these medical therapies work, surgical removal of the polyps may be considered, although they can often return.
Alen N. Cohen, MD
Ear, Nose & Throat (Otolaryngology)
Polyps of the nose and sinuses can be treated with medications such as nasal sprays or antihistamines. Watch sinus surgeon Alen Cohen, MD, FACS, of West Hills Hospital, describe the symptoms of polyps and how they’re managed.

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Nose Disorders

Nose Disorders

Your nose plays a very important part in maintaining your health. As you breathe it filters out the bad stuff in the air like dust and germs. It also moistens the air as you breathe so that your lungs stay hydrated and healthy. Yo...

u can be miserable if your nose is injured or irritated, whatever the cause. Nose disorders can range from a simple nosebleed or a runny nose that can be treated at home to more serious disorders such as nasal polyps (growths) or a deviated septum (a twist in the wall that separates the two sides of your nose) that may require surgery. Whatever the cause of your nose problem, it's important to know that you can usually be helped by seeing an ear, nose and throat (ENT) doctor.
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