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Nasal polyps and its treatment options

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A nasal polyp is nothing but an outgrowth that protrudes from the mucous membrane present in the nasal passages and sinuses. They look very similar to seedless grapes. If you have them, breaking through your nose can be really difficult. They are generally invisible to others. Since they cause problems with nasal breathing, so, they can directly hamper your quality of life. The main symptoms of this problem includes blockage, pain and mucous discharge. You can use surgery for removing the polyps but they may often return. Instead of focusing on the surgery, you need to find the cause and treat that.

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Change your diet

If you change your diet that will definitely help. You will need to avoid some food items including alcohol. Alcohol is banned because it can swell your mucous membranes and thereby can make breathing more difficult for you. Instead, you should drink lots of hot fluids because that will help you to drain the sinuses. Such drinks may include hot water with lemon and honey, herbal teas and black and green tea. Lemon myrtle, ginger and peppermint, Echinacea are some of the herbal choices you can make. You should eat any food that can help you to clear sinuses. Some foods that you should include in your diet are chilies, garlic, ginger and onions.

Stay away from allergy

You will need to control your allergy to get rid of nasal polyps. Allergy is the underlying cause of this problem. It may be allergy to dust, pollen or any other environmental factors. It may also be because of food sensitivity. A doctor can help you to find out the allergens that are causing the problem. With a skin scratch test a doctor can find out about the allergens causing the issue. To find out about the food sensitivity, you will need to remove that suspect food from your diet for at least 10 days. If you can breathe normally during that time and you don't have any nasal polyps problem customers then you should avoid that food. The most common foods that can create the problem are wheat and dairy.

Oral vaccines are also available which are effective for a longer duration. If you remove dairy from your diet because it's a problem, then you will have to provide some substitutes for dairy so that you can get the necessary calcium is for your body. Such calcium rich products include Asian green vegetables, seeds, nuts, sardines, tofu and salmon.

Structural problem

Due to a structural problem of your nose, you may suffer from nasal polyp. If due to some internal structure of the nasal passages, you have a blockage, the mucus will collect there and as a result inflammation and infection will happen. This problem may be there since birth or it may result from a fall or accident.

Drs often call it is ˜'septal deviation,'' which can be confirmed with an x-ray. Surgery can help you to correct this structural problem. It is always better than repeated surgeries for removal of polyps.

Flush your nasal passages

To get immediate relief, you can use some saline water to flush your nose and sinuses. It will remove the debris and mucus along with the allergens and germs. You will need to do it a few times in one day. It will not only keep your nasal passages moist but will also reduce the inflammation. To do this, you can use a Neti Pot or a spray applicator.

Increase your vitamins C intake

When you eat more citrus fruits like oranges, limes, lemons and grapefruits, blackberries, strawberries, kiwi fruits, raspberries, you get more vitamins C which are helpful in improving your natural immune system and reducing infection and illness.

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References

1. Nasal Polyps Treatment Miracle
2. Nasal polyps
3.A review of nasal polyposis