Nasal Polyp

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Nasal Polyp

Defination : This is a soft, non-cancerous, painless growth which appears on the lining of the nasal passage or in sinuses.  Nasal polyp can be said as benign growths that originate in the mucous membranes lining the nasal passages or paranasal sinuses. Polyps are believed to arise in the nasal mucosa as a result of chronic inflammation..

Causes: The causes of nasal polyp are still not known. Nasal polyps are most commonly caused by allergy although in certain cases no respiratory or allergic trigger can be isolated. This is due to allergies, asthma, immune disorders or drug sensitivity. If it is small it has no symptoms but larger ones can even block your nasal passage or give breathing problems and infections.They appear to be the result of constant inflammation (redness and swelling) that develops inside the lining of the nasal passageways, known as the mucus membrane. It is unclear what triggers the inflammation.

Symptoms : Usually in both sides of the nose, polyps are essentially outgrowths of the nasal mucosa. The polyps are smooth, gelatinous, semi-translucent, pear-shaped, and pink to white in color. The polyps originate near the ethmoid sinuses (located at the top of the nose on both sides of the nasal cavity) and grow into the open areas of the nasal cavity. They sometimes grow large and numerous enough to cause nasal obstruction.

Treatment This is common in adults; medication will eliminate or reduce it. Sometimes you may have to go for surgery to remove them. If the case is severe it is difficult to remove it completely and it is a long-term treatment.

Homeopathy Treatment : By opting homeopathy treatment, surgeries can be avoided