drug therapy

Pharmacological treatment is the first line of treatment to get rid of nasal polyps, as it contributes to reducing its size or its complete disappearance. Pharmacological treatments for nasal polyps include the following:[1]

  • Nasal corticosteroids: These medications are often prescribed to reduce swelling and irritation, thereby reducing or eliminating adenoids. Examples include: fluticasone, budesonide, mometasone ) and others.
  • Steroids taken by injection or drinking: These drugs are used if nasal treatments are not effective, and they may be prescribed in conjunction with or without a nasal spray, such as prednisone.
  • Other medications: The doctor may prescribe some types of medications to treat conditions that cause permanent swelling in the area of ​​the sinuses and nasal passages, including antihistamines to treat allergic conditions, and antibiotics to treat chronic or recurrent infections.

surgical treatment

Surgical operations are resorted to in case the adenoids are of very large sizes, where it is difficult or impossible to treat using other treatments, and one of the most common surgeries in the treatment of nasal polyps is polypectomy, which is performed under local or general anesthesia, Then a long, thin tube equipped with a camera is inserted through the nostril into the sinus area. When the adenoids are reached, they are removed using a precise telescope and some special surgical tools. In some cases, the surgeon may have to remove small pieces of bone to open the nasal passages. After the successful completion of the surgery, the doctor recommends rinsing the nasal cavity with a saline solution to speed up the healing process. Steroid nasal sprays are often prescribed, to help prevent adenoids from recurring.[2]

Alternative Home Remedies

There are many home remedies that can be used to treat adenoids, bearing in mind that these methods contribute to getting rid of the symptoms caused by adenoids, and they have not yet been proven effective in eliminating the problem permanently, and the following is a statement of some of these methods:[3]

  • Rinse the nasal cavity: The nose is rinsed by passing warm distilled water or a sterile saline solution into the nasal cavity and sinuses, then blowing to let the water flow out of the nose. This method has proven effective in reducing the symptoms of nasal polyps and allergy symptoms.
  • Steam inhalation: This method is used with the previous method side by side, and includes inhaling water vapor during showers, in steam rooms, and humidifiers, or it can be performed at home, by boiling water and then inhaling it.
  • The use of some herbs and natural extracts: which include tea tree extract, arama extract, chamomile, turmeric, eucalyptus, mint, echinacea, garlic, and ginger.

the reviewer

  1. ↑ Mayo Clinic Staff (16-5-2019), “Nasal polyps”, www.mayoclinic.org, Retrieved 5-20-2019. Edited.
  2. ↑ Christian Nordqvist (22-12-2017), “All about nasal polyps”, www.medicalnewstoday.com, Retrieved 5-20-2019.
  3. ↑ Adrian White (4-3-2019), “Treating Nasal Polyps at Home with Natural Treatments”, www.healthline.com, Retrieved 5-20-2019. Edited.

How to treat nasal polyps

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