Nasal Polyps

Nasal polyps are noncancerous swellings that are seen in the lining of the nose and paranasal sinuses. These growths are painless and soft. Asthma, Aspirin sensitivity, sinusitis, cystic fibrosis, etc., are some of the risk factors of nasal polyp.

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Why do I suffer from cold and runny nose every summer?

Query: Hi doctor, During every summer season, I suffer from a cold and runny nose. What can be the reasons?  Read Full »

Dr. Murad Haider

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your case does not seem to be serious. The terms rhinorrhea and rhinitis are often used to refer a runny nose, it refers to inflammation of nasal tissues due to a number of reasons, which are as follows. Acute sinusitis. Allergies. Chronic sinusitis. C...  Read Full »

My father has dystonia, delusion, and auditory hallucinations. Please tell me how long to continue medication?

Query: Hello doctor, My father's dystonia started suddenly, and he has tremors and stiffness in his right hand. Also, his neck has been pulling backward continuously for two years. He is diagnosed with dystonia two years back, and he has been taking Pacitane 2 mg three tablets daily for two years. But in ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your father has to take medications for at least six months. Your father has schizophrenia. He has to take medication for a long time. You can go for nasal polyp surgery with medications. You just need to inform your surgeon about his medication. Thank you.  Read Full »

I have had excessive mucus in my throat and nose since childhood. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 36 years old and have suffered from excessive mucus in my throat and nose since childhood. I take steam inhalation and perform nasal washing every day. Still, the problem persists. Because of this post-nasal drip, my sense of taste has suffered; my mouth is always salty. Because of th...  Read Full »

Dr. Manu Wilfred

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Sinonasal polyposis could cause chronic post-nasal drip and associated symptoms like bad breath. Therefore, allergic fungal rhinosinusitis should be considered in your case. The treatment starts with medical management ...  Read Full »

Kindly explain nasal CT scan taken for rebound congestion in nostril.

Query: Hi doctor, My nasal CT Scan reports say: Deviation of the nasal septum to the left side with a septal spur on the left side impinging left interior turbinate visualized. Inferior turbinate hypertrophy visualized on both sides. Mild middle turbinate hypertrophy visualized on both sides. Mild bilater...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhadeep Karanjai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Let me help you understand your report point by point. Deviated nasal septum means the midline partition dividing your nose into two cavities is not straight. It is deviated to the left side. Inferior turbinate is a small curved bone in the side of the nasal cavity. T...  Read Full »

Why there is a constant mucus flow from the nasal cavity to the throat?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a dry nose feel like, and I have constant mucus running from my nasal cavity to my throat. I always clear throat coughing up clear mucus or clumps. I have a very little sore throat. Always feel like I got something stuck in the bottom of my throat.  Read Full »

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Mucus trickling down to the throat from nasal cavity is suggestive of sinusitis. When your sinuses are infected, the normal physiology of nose is lost, and mucociliary action of the nasal mucosa is lost which causes the formation of thick mucus which trickles down to t...  Read Full »

What is the cause of pharyngeal discomfort and cough?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 21 years old. I have been having pharyngeal discomfort in the last two years coughing more often than I used to do before but I somehow got used to it and I did not see a doctor. Also, I have discomfort when swallowing. I have never smoked in my life and have healthy habits. I also...  Read Full »

Dr. Manu Wilfred

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your history and video (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my diagnosis would be post nasal drip with chronic pharyngitis. The visualization of the mucus discharge in the throat with congestion in the pharynx points to this diagnosis. The usual cau...  Read Full »

Is surgery recommended for nasal polyps?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 59 years old. I have asthma for five years and taking Seretide for that. Over the last few months, I have been having serious allergy problems (sneezing, runny nose) and for some time I lost my sense of smell but it seems it is getting back after I started taking some steroids (S...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepthi. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your complaints and your attachment files. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This is suggesting allergic polyps in the nasal cavity along with some sarcoidosis pictures in the lungs. Sarcoidosis is a chronic granulomatous conditi...  Read Full »

I would like to have the best treatment for constant running nose.

Query: Hi doctor, I have problems with my nose for over 10 years. My nose runs all time every day. I got a surgery on the nasal valve and it got worse. The surgeon told me that it is normal and prescribed me Xozal. I am using it for past three months but no improvement with it. I wish to get something pr...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You seem to be suffering from allergic rhinitis which is a form of hypersensitivity and it causes running nose. However this has an offending agent and when the allergen is avoided, the allergy subsides. To confirm whether it is allergy we can do two tests which includ...  Read Full »

Can an inflamed sinus and nasal polyps affect the sense of smell?

Query: Hello doctor, After a severe cold including heavy sneezing, runny nose that lasted 3 to 4 weeks, I seem to have gradually lost my sense of smell. To clear this severe cold I had to take Avamys. A couple of doctors I consulted said my nose and sinus seem to be inflammed, and there are some polyps in...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It seems that you have allergic rhinitis with polyposis. The loss of smell sensation with you can be because of the polyps which prevent the air to reach the olfactory mucosa in the roof of your nose or because of a viral attack. I advise you to take antiviral medicine ...  Read Full »

I have huge nasal polyps, which have come down after an episode of cold. Can I travel in a plane?

Query: Hello doctor, I have nasal polyps and have previously had these removed. After a bad cold, the polyp in my left nostril has come down and is completely blocking that nostril. No air can enter or exit. I need to see my doctor, but I am due to fly for work next week and am concerned about the pressure...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The pressure difference of the airplane can harm your left ear, which is already closed by the left nasal polyps. It will be better to postpone the airplane travel till dealing with the nasal polyps. These are allergic polyps that mostly need to be surgically removed a...  Read Full »

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