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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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I have asthma, with a foul smell coming from my nose and throat. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor,I have allergic asthma and nasal polyp since the past year. I have seasonal asthma since my childhood, and during an endoscopy, they found a 7 mm polyp at the GE junction, which is benign. I am feeling fatigue, and some foul smell is coming from my throat and nose. My recent blood work ...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.According to the history provided, you are having asthma and acid reflux disease.To cure asthma, I suggest using Salmeterol and a steroid combination inhaler. Here steroid components can lead to throat irritation and secondary throat infection, for example, candidiasis like...  Read Full »

Why do I have nose blockage with mucus?

Query: Hello doctor, I have asthma but not a lot. It comes and goes. I take Flexotide (fluticasone propionate in the non-CFC propellant HFA 134a) inhaler as a preventer. I also have used Detacartil ( Prednisolone(5.0 Mg) antibiotic for chest congestion at the start of last month. Since the last two weeks, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Nasal congestion is aggravated by polyps as they cause blocked nasal pathways mechanically. Endoscopy is necessary to understand at what extent the polyps are enlarged to decide for the best treatment strategy. Mucus is trapped and should be on its way to get cleared...  Read Full »

My 3.4-year-old son have nasal polyps. Please help.

Query: My 3.4year old kid has nasal polyps which is 3/4th coveres into his left nostril and 1/4th covered in right nostril, he always breaths through his mouth, whenever he does some activity he feels little dypsnea, but never stops being naughty, he snores while sleeping which is more concern to me. Till ...  Read Full »


Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque

Answer: Hello, welcome to iCliniq Nasal blockade due to any cause be it adenoids or polyps do cause snoring.It is because any obstruction in the the nasal cavity nasopharynx does alter the normal resonating properties of the nasopharyngeal chamber causing snoring. The masses you are seeing are not polyps...  Read Full »

Recurrent nasal sinus congestion with thick mucous secretion. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, Approximately one year ago, I began to have recurrent, once per month or few weeks approximately, left-sided sinus congestion. Though my nose was never stuffy, I could feel the congestion somewhere between my lower nasal passage and sinus. When I would go to clear this, it would take a...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have a decreased sense of smell or running nose or itchy eyes or watering of eyes or itchy nose? Do you have blocked sensation or choking feeling of the throat? Any soreness of throat or difficulty in swallowing? Your symptoms do sound like you have sinusitis ...  Read Full »

I have a foul-smelling greenish discharge from my nose. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Seven days back, I had flu-like symptoms with very mild fever (max 99 degrees) and little body ache, which lasted for a day or two. However, I did not get any sneezing or cough to date. At present, there is no fever. But after then, my right nostril is consistently producing foul-smell...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You defaulted on the course and dosage of Augmentin 625. It was supposed to have been taken thrice daily for at least five days. With the regimen that you made, I doubt if any bacteria would have got killed, but you would have most probably resulted in a resistant stra...  Read Full »

My father has a nosebleed that does not stop. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,My father has been admitted to the hospital because of nonstop nose bleeding. The doctors could not tell us his diagnosis and why the bleeding did not stop. He has been losing so much blood. Which specialist should we see? Can you please tell me about his condition?Thank you very much.  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I am sorry to hear that your father is going through this difficult situation. Based on the information you provided, your father may be experiencing epistaxis, which is the medical term for nose bleeding. Epistaxis can be...  Read Full »

I have chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps. Am I at the risk of asthma?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37-year-old female. I have CRSwNP and I am taking medications like nasal steroid drops and Cetirizine. This is a question just to seek some information on my level of risk. I have had CRSwNP since I was 23 years old. This is mostly controlled with Flixonase nasal drops. I have had ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I can understand your concern.According to your statement, you have been suffering from chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP). You are now concerned about developing asthma in the near future. You also have a positive family history of asthma, as your dad had as...  Read Full »

Please compare my CT scans and advise on nasal steroids.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 37-year-old female with a history of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps for the past 12 years. My current medications include Mometasone and Flixonase drops and Cetirizine. I underwent CT scans in the last year and this month, during which I was informed that surgery is no...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay. B. K.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would be glad to help and address all your concerns. After reviewing both of your scans (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), I am pleased to report that they appear quite satisfactory, and there is no need for worry. You are exhibiting minimal...  Read Full »

I have mucus flow from the nasal cavity to the throat. Why?

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 icliniq.com. 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 the ...  Read Full »

My mother has a nasal polyp. Does she need a biopsy?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is having difficulty in breathing. We have consulted a doctor. Based up on the diagnosis, he advised a surgery for the polyp in the right side of her nose. She is 45 years old. Her weight is 65 kg and height is 5'4". Currently, no biopsy has been done. Do we need to check biopsy...  Read Full »


Dr. Alok Rathi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I got to understand that the primary complaint of your mother is nasal obstruction. How long is it present? If it is antrochoanal polyp, as CT suggests (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it needs surgery. AC polyp does not reduce with medicines. More impo...  Read Full »

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