Nasal Polyps Remedy with Drugs

Nasal Polyps Remedy with Drugs

Nasal polyps are tumors that are noncancerous (benign) that attach to and grow in the nose lining and sinuses. Typically, the polyps develop in both nasal passages to obstruct normal air movement. In the treatment of nasal polyps, drugs and specific medications are sometimes purchased without seeing a doctor, who has the knowledge and skill for assessing your nasal polyps’ condition.

 

nasal-polyps-remedy-drugsMedications for Nasal Polyps

Symptoms are relieved with nasal polyps remedy with drugs. The medicines seldom do away with nasal polyps.

  • Corticosteroid pills or liquid may reduce swelling and other symptoms. Corticosteroids are the only successful medications for shrinking nasal polyps. Nasal obstruction symptoms are improved with anti-inflammatory drugs, however, this effect is short term and nasal polyps often grow again within a few weeks or months.
  • Polyps are shrunk with the use of steroid sprays. Steroids aid in clearing a runny nose and nasal passages. If treatment is discontinued, symptoms will recur.
  • Preventing polyps from growing back can be accomplished with allergy medicines.
  • Bacterial sinus infection can be treated with antibiotics; however, antibiotics have no effect on viral sinus infections or polyps.

Corticosteroids may decrease inflammation in the nasal and sinus cavities. Generic or brand name, these are powerful, anti-inflammatory and cost-effective drugs. These steroids reduce the size of polyps and when used constantly, prevent growth. These encourage nonspecific anti-inflammatory responses. Nasal steroid sprays seem to be comparable in effectiveness. These are safe to use in the short- and long-term.

Fluticasone (Flonase)

Fluticasone is a vasoconstrictor and anti-inflammatory drug for nasal polyps and patients should direct the spray toward the lateral (side) wall to avoid septum irritation or the drug running down the back of the throat.

Mometasone (Nasonex)

Mometasone is an anti-inflammatory used nasal polyp treatment. Prime the pump before using the first time by pumping for about 10 times or until a fine spray appears. If not used for more than a week, prime again. Patients should direct the spray toward the lateral (side) wall to avoid septum irritation or the drug running down the back of the throat.

Budesonide inhaled (Rhinocort, Rhinocort Aqua)

Budesonide is a vasoconstrictor and anti-inflammatory drug for nasal polyps and patients should direct the spray toward the lateral (side) wall to avoid septum irritation or the drug running down the back of the throat.

Consult your healthcare provider before starting any therapy for nasal polyps remedy with drugs.

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Sarah

Hi! I used Flonase for a bit for an ear condition, but it ended up helping my nasal symptoms too, so I can definitely vouch for that recommendation! I haven’t tried the other remedies, but if they are available over the counter, I may have to look into giving them a try. Thanks for the list of options to try. 🙂

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