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What is the best medication for polyps?
Your doctor is likely to prescribe a corticosteroid nasal spray to reduce swelling and irritation. This treatment may shrink the polyps or eliminate them completely.
What medications shrink polyps?
The only medications effective in shrinking polyps are corticosteroids. Available both orally and topically, they provide a nonspecific anti-inflammatory response that reduces the size of the polyps and improves symptoms related to nasal obstruction.
How do you shrink polyps?
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.
How do you get rid of colon polyps without surgery?
The latest polyp removing procedure, ESD (Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection), allows doctors to remove the polyp without major surgery. Although the ESD procedure takes much longer than a routine colectomy, it’s a safe alternative that doesn’t sacrifice any of the colon.
Which nasal spray is best for polyps?
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.
What over the counter medicine is good for nasal polyps?
Steroid nasal sprays can be used regularly, long-term, to try to prevent further polyps from developing. Steroid nasal sprays include beclometasone, budesonide, fluticasone, mometasone and triamcinolone. You can buy some of these sprays over the counter (OTC) from pharmacies, without a prescription.
Which nasal sprays contain steroids?
Flonase, Nasacort Allergy 24HR, and Rhinocort are available over the counter. Examples of prescription steroid nasal sprays include Beconase, Dymista, Nasarel, Nasonex, Qnasl, Vancenase, Veramyst, and Zetonna.
How long does it take for steroids to shrink nasal polyps?
New nasal steroid sprays can be taken to control symptoms for many years as very little is absorbed into the body and they can work well, but many take up to six weeks of treatment before their full effect can be felt.
Can polyps affect breathing?
Larger growths or groups of nasal polyps can block your nasal passages or lead to breathing problems, a lost sense of smell and frequent infections. Nasal polyps can affect anyone, but they’re more common in adults.