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How are polyps of the nose and sinuses treated?

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.
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.

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