Nasal polyps are small, round growths that can develop in the nasal passages and/or sinuses. Noncancerous and typically painless, nasal polyps do not always present symptoms, but they can become large enough to block the nasal passage and cause breathing problems and chronic sinus infections. Fortunately, there are several treatment options available including home remedies and nasal polyp surgery. The Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeons at the Revision Sinus Surgery Center of Excellence are experts in minimally invasive nasal polyp removal for patients suffering from lingering problems caused by nasal polyps.
Treating Nasal Polyps
For some patients, medications may be able to help shrink or get rid of bothersome nasal polyps. An ENT can prescribe a corticosteroid nasal spray to try to shrink the polyps. If a nasal spray is not effective, an oral corticosteroid may be prescribed. If sinusitis is present, antibiotics may be prescribed to treat the sinus infection prior to starting a corticosteroid treatment for the nasal polyps. Unfortunately, nasal polyps tend to be a recurring problem and may eventually require surgery.
For those looking for a natural home remedy to try to soothe the discomfort caused by nasal polyps, there is evidence that drinking mint tea may actually help shrink nasal polyps. A clinical trial currently being performed by McMaster University in Canada is investigating the efficacy of using mint tea high in rosmarinic acid to treat polyps. Although results have not yet been released, it is thought that the compound rosmarinic acid reduces inflammation and can shrink nasal polyps. Even though the study results have not been published, drinking mint tea may be worth a shot for those seeking a natural home remedy for small nasal polyps.
Nasal Polyp Surgery
When other means of non-invasive treatment have been exhausted and nasal polyps are causing persistent sinus troubles, such as chronic sinusitis, the surgeons at the Los Angeles Revision Sinus Surgery Center of Excellence can perform a minimally invasive nasal polyp removal to improve nasal and sinus function.
Endoscopic sinus surgery is regularly performed by the expert sinus surgeons at the Revision Sinus Surgery Center of Excellence to treat sinusitis that is being caused by a nasal blockage, such as nasal polyps. Endoscopic sinus surgery is a minimally invasive procedure in which a thin endoscope is used to magnify the nasal passage and sinus cavity. Once this area is magnified, the surgeon can easily remove the nasal polyps with minimal trauma to the area. Nasal polyp removal is an outpatient procedure with no scarring and a fairly speedy recovery period. Endoscopic sinus surgery should restore normal breathing function and improve sinusitis symptoms.
Schedule a Nasal Polyp Consultation Today
If you are living with nasal polyps or would like more information on nasal polyp surgery, contact the board-certified ENT surgeons at the Revision Sinus Surgery Center of Excellence in Los Angeles today. Our surgeons are experts in their field and are known for their minimally invasive surgical techniques. Call (888) 762-8408 today to schedule a nasal polyp removal consultation.
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