How do you prevent nasal polyps?
How do I prevent nasal polyps?
- Follow your doctor’s instructions on taking your allergy and asthma medications.
- Avoid breathing airborne allergens or irritants that lead to inflammation of your nose and sinus cavities.
- Practice good hygiene.
- Use a humidifier in your home to help moisten your breathing passages.
Does nasal polyps go away?
If you have nasal polyps, they won’t go away on their own. If you have large nasal polyps or clusters of them, they can cause various symptoms and will need to be treated. A large nasal polyp could block the nose, causing ongoing problems.
What is the fastest way to shrink nasal 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.
Are nasal polyps painful?
A nasal polyp is the most common type of growth that develops within the nose. It is often benign (not cancerous) and may cause pain as it increases in size. In addition, polyps tend to accompany other symptoms such as a runny or stuffy nose and a diminished sense of smell.