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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What is the treatment procedure followed to get rid of allergic nasal polyp?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 39 years old. I have an allergic nasal polyp for the past ten years. I consulted the doctor ten years back. The doctor told me that there is no need to undergo surgery and he prescribed Rhinocort aqua which is currently unavailable, and I have been using other sprays. It is not workin...  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First, we need a clinical examination, radiology, and endoscopy. The treatment options are surgery and medical management along with environmental control. Surgery involves endoscopic sinus surgery, and medical management includes control of allergy and inflammation. I...  Read Full »

My prematurely born baby has nasal polyps. Is this a sign of cystic fibrosis?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby was born prematurely (at 24 weeks) and spent a long time in the hospital. She has been at home for a few months now, and aside from BPD, she is good and growing well. She has, however, had a nasal polyp for several months. We had already discovered this nasal polyp when she was 2 ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern. Firstly, I would like to clarify that nasal polyps are extremely rare at the age of 8 months and are almost not seen in newborns. However, polyps appear in children with cystic fibrosis after 4 to 5 years. So whatever polyp-like structure the d...  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 »

Can the skin on the hands and arms become red and mottled due to preexisting polyps, recurrent rhinitis, anxiety, and moderate esophageal dysmotility?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old female with polyps and persistent rhinitis. I had anxiety during the previous six months, and I did an investigation for issues with the throat, such as tingling, irritation in the lower throat, reflux, and sporadic chest tightness. Reflux globus was initially though...  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Hassan Shoman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. This is a livedo reticularis disease that may be caused by a persistent infection, but you should see a vascular expert to rule out other possibilities. I hope this helps. Thank you and take care.   Read Full »

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 »

I have nasal polyps in both of my nostrils, because of which I have a blocked nose at night, and I cannot sleep. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an ear, nose, and throat infection. I took antibiotics for the sinus infection with no benefits. And I have a polyp in my left nostril, which I noticed over a year ago. I visited a doctor for it, but she could not comment on the polyp due to the infection, but she said I might nee...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammad Rajja

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I suggest you to follow the instructions mentioned below, 1. Take Azithromycin (antibiotic) 500 mg one tablet orally once daily for five days. 2. Take Levofloxacin (antibiotic) 500 mg one tablet orally every 12 h...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest the cause of nosebleeds and blood in vomit.

Query: Hello doctor, My brother is 32 years old. He is suffering from a strange medical problem. For the last couple of years, he has been vomiting blood. The problem has got worsened recently, with the blood coming from the nose and the mouth. This happens at least three to four times a week. Because of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns. I want to assure you that, you do not have to worry as everything is going to be fine if proper care and treatment is opted.  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 »

Can my mouth breathing habit lead to sleep apnea?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19. I am partly a mouth breather since childhood. I mean, I breathe through my mouth only while sleeping. Is it harmful? Will I get sleep apnea? I am a thin guy with no snoring issues.  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query about mouth breathing. I would like to say that yes, eventually it causes enlarged tonsils as well as adenoids, and causes a nasal obstruction leading to obstructive sleep apnea. It can happen in any body type. If your nose is blocked because...  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 »

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