How do you prevent recurring nasal polyps?

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asked Apr 27 in Body/Skin by takeus (700 points)
How do you prevent recurring nasal polyps?

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answered May 3 by layla (46,150 points)
Some ways to prevent recurring nasal polyps include.

Manage allergies and asthma.
Avoid nasal irritants.
Practice good hygiene.
Humidify your home.
Use a nasal rinse.

Unfortunately, nasal polyps tend to come back if the irritation, allergy, or infection continues.

So you may need to keep using a corticosteroid spray and get checkups with a nasal endoscope every now and then.

In general, medications such as antihistamines and decongestants aren't great at managing nasal polyps.

Nasal polyps are soft, painless, noncancerous growths on the lining of your nasal passages or sinuses.

The signs of nasal polyps include runny nose. constant need to swallow (post-nasal drip) reduced sense of smell or taste. nosebleeds.

If polyps go untreated for a long period of time, the constant pressure can lead to widening of the nose and the space between the eyes.”

Symptoms of nasal polyps can include: a runny or stuffed up nose, sneezing, a loss of taste or smell, snoring, headaches and, in some cases, pain.

Nasal polyps are soft, painless, noncancerous growths on the lining of your nasal passages or sinuses.

They hang down like teardrops or grapes.

They result from chronic inflammation and are associated with asthma, recurring infection, allergies, drug sensitivity or certain immune disorders.

Nasal polyps that grow in your nostrils may be felt with your finger.

They are typically soft and shaped like teardrops.

If you have nasal polyps, they won't go away on their own.

If you have large nasal polyps or clusters of them, they can cause various symptoms and will need to be treated.

A large nasal polyp could block the nose, causing ongoing problems.

Nasal polyps are a fairly common condition that develop in approximately 4% of the population in the United States.

These growths are benign, and in most cases they aren't a cause for concern.

In some cases, however, polyps can interfere with the function of the nasal passageways and sinuses.

Polyps can increase drainage and congestion, cause pain, and diminish smell.

Until now, the only ways to try to shrink polyps have been the long-term use of corticosteroid nasal sprays, a short-term course of oral steroids, sinus irrigation, antibiotics, or surgery to remove them.

Topical nasal steroid sprays, such as Flonase (fluticasone propionate) and Nasonex (mometasone furoate), can help reduce the size of nasal polyps and prevent polyps from growing back after surgery.

Polyps develop because the mucous membranes lining the nose or sinuses change.

The membranes become inflamed for a long time or become inflamed over and over again.

The inflammation features swelling, redness and fluid buildup.

Researchers believe that allergies and infections cause the inflammation.

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