What Are Nasal Polyps
Have you ever felt like you have a cold that never goes away? Nasal congestion that doesn’t seem to go away, even with over-the-counter cold or allergy medication, may be caused by nasal polyps.
Nasal polyps are benign (noncancerous) growths of the lining of your nose (called mucosa).
- Causes of Nasal Polyps
- Triggering Factor of Nasal Polyps
- Symptoms of Nasal polyps
- Treatment of Nasal Polyps
•Nasal polyps grow in inflamed tissue of the nasal mucosa. The mucosa is a very wet layer that helps protect the inside of your nose and sinuses and humidify the air you breathe. During an infection or allergic reaction, the nasal mucosa becomes swollen and red, and may produce fluid that drips out. With continued irritation, this mucosa may form a polyp. A polyp is a round-shaped growth that can block nasal passages.
•chronic sinus infections
•allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
•NSAID sensitivity (an allergy-like response to aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, etc.)
There may be a hereditary tendency for some people to develop polyps. This may be due to the way their genes cause their mucosa to react to inflammation.
Nasal polyps are soft, painless growths inside the nasal passage. They often occur in the area where the upper sinuses drain into the nose (where the eyes, nose, and cheekbones meet). You may not even know that you have polyps because they lack sensation.
Polyps can grow large enough to block your nasal passages, resulting in chronic congestion. Symptoms can include:
•nasal obstruction (feeling like your nose is blocked)
•postnasal drip (excess mucus that may run down the back of your throat)
•reduced sense of smell
•sense of pressure in forehead or face
Pain or headaches may also occur, but only if there is also a sinus infection in addition to the polyp.
•In allopathy the only treatment is surgical removal of the Polyps. With homoeopathy not only we can control and decrease the growth of Polyps, the underlying tendency for allergy can be cured after carefully choosen homoeopathic remedy.