Treating Nasal Polyps


To reduce the size of nasal polyps so that breathing can return to normal, you must break the inflammatory cycle. Polyps may need to be removed surgically. However, they tend to recur, so medication still must be taken to control them even after they are removed. I often prescribe nasal steroid sprays or oral steroids, such as prednisone, to reduce inflammation. Antibiotics and/or antifungals (oral or topical) are also used to eliminate any underlying infection. If you have allergies, antihistamines may help.

Polyps that are obstructive and can trigger sinusitis may need to be surgically removed. This outpatient procedure can be performed with local anesthesia.

Sinus Tips:
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