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-My polyps are gone!!! Without having surgery!!!! I tried everything to get rid o f my polyps without having surgery.

I have had them in my nose since aug. Of 200 8 its now feb 2009, nothing worked until i used zinc. I took 1 pill a day with m y dinner and after 4 days my polyps are gone!! I have also been on new allergy p ills (allegra, suddaphed) for 2 weeks. I had a cold and when looking on line for ideas to help get rid of it, i read an article that said to try zinc. So i did and in 4 days my polyps are gone!!! Not only that but now its been 6 days and i' m starting to smell things again too. I didn't do some funky exercise or change my diet in fact i still have my cold!!! Please try zinc i used 50mg a day and i' m still taking it. I really hope this helps you like it did for me. I don't have insurance and i can't afford all these doctor appointments. But i can afford $5 for a jar of zinc. -AYURVED - There is a clasical preparation named"Nasarshas tailam".Take the oil t o the finger tip and rub over the polyp 3 or 4 times daily. You may also try ano ther oil mentioned in "Sarangadhara " named "Ghrihadhuma tailam".Which is also s pecific for this condition... we use anu thalam in the beganing and thn some other strong oils. Ayurvedic Remedies Use a bulb syringe to squirt the liquid into your nostrils and rinse the sinuses . Nasal wash with the lotion prepared from fried Tankana bhasma (borax) is also very effective. Avoid curd, banana, ice-cold drinks, and frequent head baths. Household remedies such as turmeric, garlic, ginger, and black pepper are always helpful for both the prevention as well as cure of the disease. After diagnosing sinusitis and identifying a possible cause, your doctor can pre scribe a course of treatment that will reduce the inflammation, relieve the symp toms, and build up the resistance power. Sinusitis is treated by re-establishing drainage of the nasal passages, controlling or eliminating the source of the in flammation, and improving the immunity power. bullet Ayurvedic doctors generally recommend nasal drops such as Anu taila or S habdindu taila to reduce congestion. These oils initially may provoke bouts of s neezing and running of water from the nose. If properly inhaled, these oils remo ve the blockage of the path from the sinuses of the nasal cavity. To reduce the inflammation, you may be advised to take medicines such as Khadira adi vati, Vyoshaadi vati, and Kaanchanaara guggulu. These medicines will produce a soothing effect and reduce the inflammation. Other symptoms such as headache, pain, and nasal allergies are treated with appr opriate medicines. Medicines such as Laxmi vilas ras, Chyawana praasha, Abhraka bhasma will build up the immunity if used for a long period. Chitraka hareetaki available in lehya form in the dose of 2 teaspoonfuls with wa rm milk twice daily is also an effective remedy that is commonly prescribed for sinusitis. Along with it, nasal inhalation of steam to which a few drops of Jeev an dhaara (a mixture of camphor, menthol etc.) are added, should be inhaled twic e daily for about a week. -HOMEO How does homeopathy help in treating nasal polyps? Homeopathic treatment for those who suffer from nasal polyps can be a big boon. It can help them save from the surgeon?s knife. Not only does it speedily remove the polyps, it also helps in stopping their recurrences by treating the underly ing causes such as allergies asthma or chronic cold. Homeopathic medicine Sangui naria is very effective in treating polyps that result out of chronic colds. Hom

eopathic medicine Teucrium is very effective for large polyps which cause comple te loss of smell. Teucrium is also more effective in treating polyps that in the posterior part of the throat. Calcarea Carb, along with the removal of polyps a lso treats the body?s tendency to develop them over again. Homeopathy is a holistic system of medicine. This means that homeopathy treats t he human being as a whole. Detailed mental and physical symptoms of the whole be ing are taken into consideration while prescribing. This form of homeopathic tre atment is called as ?constitutional treatment?. In cases where the polyps are du e to deep seated chronic disorders like asthma or allergies this constitutional treatment is usually taken up by homeopathic physicians. Thanks to merciful God my nasal polyp condition has been pretty much been taken care of. I felt very bad with polyps and feel for all those who suffer from it. I would like to share what worked for me.Without giving background- it's the hom eopathic Calcarea Carbonate 30 C from Boiron that worked for me. Here are the homeopathic medicinces according to symptoms. Category 1 Nose bleeds. Yellow/green discharge. Blood easily drips from polyps Phosphorus 30, thrice a day Category 2 Breathing stops on that side of nose on which one is sleeping. Whole nose blocked due to polyp. More so for rear part of nose. Teucrium 6, thrice a day Category 3 Unable to smell. Polyp more on left side. Blood comes out easily of polyp. Patient cold natured. Calcarea Carb 30 or 200 thrice a day NB: This took care of my polyps Category 4 Polyp along with sinus. Smelly white/greenish discharge from nose.No smell. Blood drips easily. Thuja 30 or 200 as mentioned on medicine NB: I did not have good experience with Thuja. My polyp s sort of merged and balooned up. Category 5 Polyps on right side. Injuries in nostrils and sheath/cracking dead skin formation. Costicum 30, thrice a day Category 6 General polyps in nose. Smelly yellow discharge. Diarrhea after nose is congested. Sangunaria 30, thrice a day Category 7 Nose completely blocked. Pain in root of nose and pressure. Dark gre ening yellow discharge which pulls like fibre. Kali Bai 30, thrice a day -The Black Salve I received from him, removed 5 cancers from my face, out of whic h one was on the tip of my nose.The salve does not harm the skin in the 12 hours it has to be kept on. It causes rosiness, similar to the effect of dry-brushing . But it instantly reveals cancer, causing it to become black, as it is literal ly eating it away, until it becomes a black stub and falls out. Black Salve remo ved a green pea size of malignant tissue out of my nose. The important thing is not to remove the scab, but wait for it to fall off. So on whatever problem yo u may apply the Black Salve, don't panic when it starts removing malignant tissu e, it is the best surgery you can get, and it will heal just like any other woun d heals on your body. NASAL POLYPS Vatos from Nijmegen, Netherlands replies: "Water fasting can heal the polyps bec ause they are 'eaten away' in the cleaning and healing process. I think that wat er fasting is the first step. Because, eating 'non-allergenic' foods will only s top the polyps from swelling, but they will always remain because they are not c ompletely removed. So eating those foods will help you only in the short term, A ND you are devoted to eating non of those allergenic foods at all the rest of yo ur life" Gary from Sacramento, California, Usa replies: "Try Tea Tree Oil applied directl

y via a Qtip. The polyp will fall off in about 3-4 days." In Australia they cal l a Qtip a "cotton bud" - maybe the same in South Africa. Tea tree oil does not burn or have any adverse affects that I have observed - so apply it as frequentl y as you like. I probably did it 3 times a day." Curt from Taos, Nm replies: "I've had polyps for about 13 years. I had them remo ved surgically 10 years ago, but they grew back right away and then I couldn't s mell or taste. I've been on steroids and steroidal nasal sprays ever since, but they haven't helped much, just kept them in check. Then recently I developed Th rush as a side effect of my asthma inhaler. My doc gave me an anti-fungal gargle called Nystatin. It got rid of the Thrush and also my polyps! I've been using it for about 3 weeks now and I can taste and smell again and sleep through the n ight without having dry-mouth from not breathing through my nose. You don't nee d to swallow this gargle, so the side-effects of this drug are minimal." Brenda from San Antonio, Texas replies: "got a good story about polyps: seen them go away in 2 wks using these four herbs in liquid or caps: they are sheep sorrel, burdock, turkey rhubarb and slippery elm. you can find many products wit h this combination. good luck, brenda" Brenda is referring to the herbs commonl y known as Essiac Tea. Lara from Sydney, Nsw, Australia writes: "Hello I wanted to share with all those suffering from polyps, sinusitis etc. Like most of you mine is an on going saga of surgery to remove these things, visits to doctors, homoeopaths all types of medical people. This had been part of my life for over 15 years. I hadn't had a sense of smell for about 10 years and always a blocked nose, it just became part of who I am. This enlightening book showed me that almost all allergies are ca used by an underlying problem of sugar. Too much. Candida being an almost certai n trigger to allergies. This includes of course polyps which are just an allergi c reaction as you all know. I cut out what the book told me too including all f ruits and of course sugar and processed flour items and dairy. The next day I co uld smell again. Also got new pillows and new mattress with cover and wash these regularly. This and living with floor boards instead of carpet has helped too. I no longer have a chronic sinus problem. I have discovered the ACV which is fantastic - helps with even during asthma att acks. Having suffered from a return of nasal polpys follwing 2 bouts of surgery I cons ulted an Ayurvedic doctor and have found this regime really succesful in shrinki ng them and giving relief. I hope it helps some else as this is a really debilit ating condition. Eat 5-7 raw Basil leaves before breakfast and again before din ner. Get a fresh turmeric finger and hold it over a tea light until it smokes. Make a paper cone and inhale the resulting smoke thru the nostrils to relieve co ngestion and discharge mucus. A teaspoon of castor oil taken for 4-7 dys also h elps. Avoid sugery foods and diary products as they feed the condition. Do som e yogic breathing exercises every day and the very thing is to make a steam bat h as follows Put several broken Basil leaves and 4 crushed garlic cloves in a b asin of boiling water. Add a pinch of turmeric. Put a towel over your head and i nhale for 20 mins for real and lasting relief if done daily." For those fibroid tumors, google SSKI or saturated solution potassium iodide and read Dr. Wright's (Tahoma Clinic) recommendation on that. Read his article on S SKI through several times. It would seem to me that anything that could get rid of ovarian cysts could also eliminate nasal polyps and just maybe there may be a lack of potassium &/or iodine involved in all these things that he says SSKI he lps or cures. Ted from Bangkok, Thailand writes: Take some zinc and selenium supplements will also help. As an antidote to excess fluoride in your body, I suggest you add som

e boron supplements , which is usually borax a small pinch per liter of water to counteract the negative effects of the drug you are currently taking." Jessica from Denver, Co replies: "thx ted! i took your advice to treat my nasal polyps. i took selenium and zinc for 30 days... at first my polyps grew more, mostly trying to fight back... but after about 2-3 days of that they retracte d, more and more until i could breath once again! no more headaches, blowing my nose, embarrassment while talking to people! ps. i also cut a lot of dairy fro m my diet not sure if they won't come back, but for now i feel great" Jessica from Denver, Co replies: "Just want to check in and report that ever since takin g Ted's selenium cure for nasal polyps I have not had sinus issues since. Liza from Charlottesville, Va. writes: "I've had sinus polyps for almost 20 year s, have had 2 surgeries, steroid injections etc. etc. I went on a diet this summ er that consisted of vegetables, fruits, and protein plus olive oil for salads. My polyps have mysteriously disappeared. I have my smell and taste back. I can o nly think it is diet related. gluten? wheat, yeast? I was so throroughly tested for food allergies so I'm not sure why I've had relief, but I will stay on this food plan." K.k from Sydney, Aus replies: "i've realised that too, for me, i th ink its getting rid of dairy products that is causing the reduction in polyps. i think its related to mucus or something. but i also found that its immensely di fficult to keep up the clean diet regime. once you eat something 'wrong', the po lyps fire up again." TRY HOMEOPATHY TEST why not use the simple test used for homeopathic remedies for food too? So: firs t I had him hold his left hand out, with his thumb and middle finger pressed tog ether. I say, hold strong, and then I try to pull them apart using my two index fingers. His test was weak, I could pull them apart with little resistance. I ha d him hold a package of oatmeal over his belly button for a count of 8 seconds. Tried the test again while he still held it there. Strong like bull! I couldn't pull them apart. Ok, oatmeal he can eat. Tried the grapefruit. His hold came apa rt like wet spaghetti. No more grapefruit until he tests strong for it. The I we nt bananas, testing him on all sorts of things. No more coffee, beer, cashews, e tc. He did fine with organic pinot noire wine, but weak on another red wine. Unf ortunately, he wanted to test ME on my gluten free cookies... Sob... But I teste d strong for coffee.. Yea! I could test him for anything, really, I had him hug me and he tested super strong! (thank goodness) The theory is if a substance mak es your test strong, it is good for you, if it makes your test weak, then its no t. Allergies can be tested this way. For free. Let me know how it goes!" I had nasal polyps for 21 years and have done years of reseach on their causes, and have had just about every medication available,they are all temporary.I had write in as I know how they can affect your life.The real cause of nasal polyps in my case was a yeast allergy. If you change your diet to vegetables, some frui ts, and fish and meat you will eradicate your polyps.You must do this for at lea st three months maybe longer, to eradicate the bad yeast infection in your diges tive system, with vitamins and minerals,good luck, greg from aus" K.k from Sydney, Aus replies: "Strangely enough, eventhough the cause of my poly ps were dust mite allergy, with an ongoing 'clean' diet i found that it was effe ctive at reducing my polyps. i dont think the positive results in my case was fr om cutting out yeast though." Celteyes from Pearland, Texas, USA writes: "I used essiac tea when I was diagnos ed with breast cancer. I took 2 ounces in 2 ounces of water, 3 to 4 times daily. I was told by my naturopath that all herb is not created equal. I remember when I first went to a health food store and bought it. It didn't smell like anythin g and I didn't know it was suppose to. It was kind of white like oatmeal. I boug ht another one and it smelled quite differently. It is a little bit of a pain to

make the tea but the great results are worth it. I am told that a cancer patien t should never use the capsules or concentrated tea but only the one you have to brew yourself. I started giving this tea to my children also and my teenage son had problems wi th sinus polyps from severe allergies I guess. One day after about a month of dr inking the tea only twice a day, he sneezed out...I know this will gross some of you out...but he sneezed out 3 polyps. One was the size of a dime..yuck! This t ea has been a Godsend for my family." I guess it makes sense if a polyp is a be nign tumor and the tea stops the blood supply to a tumor I've been told. My supp lier gets the herbs only from farmers that grow it organically. Take care." sabel from Sydney, Nsw, Australia writes: "I have found instant relief for nasal polyps ( and inflammation of sinuses ) in the form of taking 2 fish oil capsule s. I was listening to a documentry on the radio about the importance of OMEGA 3 and realised that I hadn't taken one for a while. I popped 2 and I the reaction was astoundingly fast. I felt less itchy and less blocked up in my nose. The rea son the polyps had reappeard was because I had drunk some cows milk the day befo re. The best treatment is diet. Cutting out refined sugar has done me wonders. C ut out sugar ( this means honey and syrups and everything sweet except some frui t and stevia), as well as to cut out wheat and dairy and it could help you too. BTW they are not Polyps as such, they are actually swelling of the membrane. So when people say they have have "Blown a polyp out in to a tissue" I kind of wond er. I have had 2 operations to remove them and both times they have grown back. But the diet and suppliments have helped amazingly. The swelling is inflammation and omega 3 has a calming effect on the bodies inflammitory response. This is w hy I guess it works. I believe SUGAR is the culprit for much of the western worl ds ailments. Anil Kumar Sehgal from Bareilly, Up, India writes:The nasal polypus generally in flates when i get directly in touch with air i.e. fan, cooler or while travellin g. It also occurs when I go open headed during night specially when it is somewh at cool and there is some moisture i.e. fog/dew. The present doctor prescribed ' Silicea 200 / 1M along with some other medicines. It get cured for 3-4 months. I t again occurs when there is weather change or get in touch with air. Added to i t as an other effect I have got lichen (Exema) got eriupted on left leg just nea r the ankle." Little is known about nasal polyps, but one known fact is that "eosinophilia" is often involved - actually it turns out eosinophils are a type of white blood c ell, and at least in many cases of nasal polyps in an immune over-reaction too m any eosinophils rush to the sinuses (to fight a real or imaginary invader) and c ause chronic inflammation. Last week I found someone on a forum on m saying they were shrinking their polyps by squirting ordinary drugstore 3% h2o 2 up their nostrils twice a day, mixed 50/50 with water I believe, in their opin ion killing the parasites. Then I found another article saying that applying h2 o2 to eosinophils caused apoptosis - cell death. I have been merely dipping a c otton swab in straight h202 3 times daily and swabbing the polyps. They stopped tickling and have been shrinking rapidly, my sense of smell is back, I am not fi lling a trash-can full of tissues, I can breathe a lot better! It costs $1 or tw o at the dollar store for enough to last for months. Incidentally, an applied ki nesiology practitioner told me months ago that I had parasites in the sinuses." my post should really have been labelled "better but not cured". I still have quite large polyps, but I can now breathe around them. I had sinus surgery last year April - it took 6 weeks to heal and for a few mont hs my sinuses were clear. Then I started having trouble again and a few months a go my sense of smell disappeared. I have started nasal irrigation with a soluti on of 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp bicarb and 1/4 tsp Hydrogen peroxide in a glass of w ater.( Use a bit of boiling water to dissolve the salt and bicarb) This seems t

o be working very well - if I use more peroxide it burns - you will have to test how much you can take, but according to my research it is 1%." Kieran from Cookeville, Tn, Usa replies: "Although h2o2 gave dramatic results at first, they didn't last, in my case. (Maybe for others it might be different... or not? I don't know) Since then, with the polyps very bad again, in desperation I used a corticosteroid nasal spray for a while (ask for the generic one, much more reasonably priced than the competition). This relieved the symptoms a bit. I also took a non-drowsy 24-hour antihistamine for a while. Then I added a homem ade nasal wash - a nasal spray bottle of water, a small pinch of salt, another o f baking soda, 2 drops of grapefruit seed extract, and a pinch of xylitol. This was fairly helpful. Since then I tried taking something called "No-Fenol" along with a low phenol and low salicylate diet - to no effect. In the long run I hav e found just 2 things that make a major difference for me: I have to completely avoid eating chicken eggs, and likewise no cows' milk or cheese, no lactose. Duc k eggs seem to be fine. Goat milk seems to be fine. Whey from cow milk I think i s ok. Butter is fine. With this approach the polyps have shrunk quite a bit. I b reathe partly through my nose at long last once again, and my sense of smell is back! I found which foods to avoid by trying periods of time avoiding them and t hen not, repeatedly. Incidentally, the lactose in an enzyme supplement not only made my sinuses worse, but gave me a headache and general aches and pains too, a long with bad dreams, negative thoughts, and irritability. Ritu from Houston, Tx, Usa writes: "after suffering from polyps, extreme stuffin ess, sinus infections for years, i started nasal saline rinse with 1tsp of hydro gen peroxide, collodial silver spray in the nose, reduced consumption of wheat. this gave me instant relief. It is now been five months since i have been follow ing this." My theory is that there are several causes of these nasty creatures - dry nasal passages, allergies, fungus. They probably have different cures too depending on your cause. I believe the Tea Tree Oil keep the passages moist and probably kil ls the fungus too. Avoid whatever allergies you have as best as you can too, bec ause all of these cures are based upon letting the body heal. Best breathing to all!" Carole from Stevensville, Mi writes: "I bought the ____ ____ nasal irrigator yea rs ago and it helped me avoid a sinus surgery on my polyps. The attachment goes right onto your waterpik and the water pulses at the same rate as the non-functi oning cilia in your sinuses. A little salt water/baking soda mix and it actually is refreshing. Try it! I still use it when I get flare ups and it gets all the "gunk" out of there!" Daniels from London, Middlesex, Uk writes: "Dear all Could anyone advise me how to tackle the nasal polyps once and for all. I have been a long nasal polyps suf ferer and there is no relief so far. Actually I had undergone 4 nasal polyps rem oval operations but they re-appear. Since last year I had tried some folk medici ne such as urynotherapy both externally flushing my nostrils out and drinking in the morning. I do oilpulling therapy every day for 15 min. Drink Organic ACV an d finally I have been recently advised by a friend of mine to use Oxygen peroxid e 3%. By the way I have changed my eating habits gave up using sugar, sweets, fa tty food etc. I have noticed a little improvement however right nostril is still blocked by middle-sized polyp. The last surgery I have had two years ago. I am fed up with over the counter medicine sprays, antybiotics and anti-histaminal dr ugs. Could anyone advise me how to shrink my polyps in a natural way? I would ap preciate all hints and tips. Daniel" Bessie from Calgary, Alberta, Canada replies: "Hi Julie - I use a saline rinse i n a neti pot (just a baking soda and kosher salt mixture) and found that, althou gh it helped my sinus problems, it really dried out my nose. I've started adding

a couple of drops of food-grade glycerin (found in the health food stores) to t he neti pot. It really helped. Then, throughout the day, I just put a tiny amoun t of coconut oil in each nostril to keep it moist (the air in Calgary is extreme ly dry). It's made a world of difference. Good luck!" When I stopped giving him milk, he stopped having problems. my son recently had several slices of pizza with extra cheese. Within a day, that telltale swampy sm ell began on his breath. I have a bottle of Atomidine here (it's a type of iodin e, available at Amazon). I put a tiny smidge of a drop in juice and gave it to h im, and I swear that 2 sips was all it took - the bad breath was instantly GONE and didn't come back! We were both floored. I believe the Atomidine knocked out whatever was brewing there from a dairy reaction. Like all of us sufferers here, i have tried EVERY SINGLE suggested method of cur ing this ailment ever known to man BUT ALL TO NO AVAIL. well, they work initia lly, for perhaps a short period of time, but then relapse back to original, into leratable state. but what i would like to share with you all, is my most recent attempt with WATER FASTING/VEGAN DIET. yes it is incredible difficult to cut o ut all foods, and only consume VEGETABLES and FRUITS, and WATER (teas are allowe d), and you do feel TIRED and lethargic, and dizzy most of the time during the i ntial phase, but after 1.5- 2 weeks, you begin to see GREAT RESULTS. I stopped my other remedies during this time period, and stuck to the FAST strictly. now it has been 3 weeks, and to my delight, the size of my POLYPS shrank immensely. the doctors were equally surprised at what a simple, non-evasive, safe, non-medi cal, natural, process of fasting could avail to. BREATHING is incredibly easier, EVERYTHING is looking up and up. it is very liberating! on a side note, you LO SE WEIGHT in the process. which is always good. So i urge you all to give this a shot. dont waste any more money in useless medicines and whatnot. I have had a sinus polyp for 12 years and have tried so many herbs and such to g et rid of it to no avail. This past year I read an article (link is at bottom) o n taking high doses of Vitamin C when ill. Last week, right before my summer va cation I developed a serious sinus infection due to allergies. Based on the arti cle I had read I decided to take high doses of Vitamin C along with Grape Seed E xtract which is supposed to be 20X more potent than Vitamin C. I took about 200 0 MG (milligrams, NOT grams) of Vitamin C about every 3-4 hrs.for 3-4 days. In a ddition I took 100 MG of Grape Seed Extract 2x/ day--all with plenty of water. I was also taking Vitamin D and garlic but not in large quantities. On day 4, I sniffed my nose and "something" moved to the back of my throat. I do not want to be rude but...I moved it into a tissue to examine it because it felt so strange and large. It wasn't your typical nasal mucous that comes with an infection. It looked like a large wad of gum and had the same rubbery texture but was dark re d in color. I was pretty sure it was my nasal polyp and upon looking into my nos tril with a light I could not see it anywhere. I have looked for several days in disbelief that it could actually be gone but it has yet to return a week later. I think it just finally "dried up" up and detached. I am breathing freer than I have for years and cannot believe what has seemingly transpired. PLEASE READ T HE FOLLOWING LINK FOR INFORMATION ON TAKING HIGH DOSES OF VITAMIN C Then recently I developed Thrush as a side effect of my asthma inhaler. My doc g ave me an anti-fungal gargle called Nystatin. It got rid of the Thrush and also my polyps! I've been using it for about 3 weeks now and I can taste and smell ag ain and sleep through the night without having dry-mouth from not breathing thro ugh my nose. You don't need to swallow this gargle, so the side-effects of this drug are minimal. One of my relatives has cured his nasal polyps by drinking a powder made of a pl ant called Job's tears(Barley). The same plant is very common in Japan, where it is also often taken to get rid of warts. Hato Mugi is known in the West as Job

's Tears. Hato Mugi is actually a Japanese grass seed erroneously translated as pearl barley. hroughout East Asia, Vyjanti beads are available in dried form an d cooked as a grain. The grains are generally spherical, with a groove on one en d, and polished white in color, though in Japan unpolished yuuki hatomugi, which is unpolished and brown in color, is also available. In Japan people often take Job's tears to get rid of polyps, but in those case t hey drink it as a powder, which is said to have much stronger effects than the s eeds. Under the form of powder it is also called in Japanese as yokuinin. People also apply a powder of Job's tear on warts and do get rid of warts. The product is kind of famous in Japan. It is a bag of powder, you take a small spoon of powder, mixed with hot water, and drink it. This is how one of my relat ives got rid of nasal polyps, after trying everything with western medicine... May God bless you. After two weeks of chronic sinus and polyps this resolved the issue in 2 days for me. I got this from Maxim shop and put one tablespoon in ho t water and took it. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------What are the Causes? It seems we don t know exactly why we get nasal polyps but there are related condi tions that could trigger their development such as: Chronic Sinusitis/Rhinitis Nasal Allergies Asthma Overuse of nose drops and nasal sprays Cystic Fibrosis Hypersensitivity to Aspirin Signs and Symptoms: Headache Runny nose Post nasal drip from mucus behind large polyps Sense of smell may be diminished Snoring caused by blocked nose Huge polyps can distort the shape of your face Sinusitis caused by blockage of sinus passages Sleep apnea due to interference with breathing Breathing difficulty due to the blockage (leads to mouth breathing while asl eep) Common Conventional Treatments: Cortisone nasal spray contains steroids that reduce the growth of polyps. Cortisone tablets are used to shrink the polyps. Likely will cause more side effects than nasal sprays. Leukotriene inhibitors reduce inflammation and improve nasal airflow. Surgical removal may be necessary in some cases. However, polyps can recur a fterwards. Holistic Treatments/Natural Home Remedies: Check with your medical doctor when trying herbs and supplements to make sure th

ey are safe and will not interfere with any medications you may be taking now fo r existing conditions. Homeopathic medicine Sanguinaria is effective in treating polyps as a result of chronic colds. Also, Teucrium is helpful for reducing large polyps. Garlic and onions are powerful foods to prevent symptoms. Herbs like Echinacea, Quercetin, garlic, and Fenugreek help to alleviate sym ptoms and strengthen immunity. Lifestyle changes, such as avoiding allergens, practicing relaxation techniq ues, getting good night s rest, eating healthy, etc., all play an important part t o treat existing condition as well as prevent it from recurrence. Inhaling a mixture of powdered Bayberry and Bloodroot frequently has been kn own to heal nasal polyps. Practice nasal flushing daily by using a neti pot, syringe, or squeeze bottl e with saltwater (refer to how to section on this site and read article mentioned in the First-Person blog entry dated 12/28/08 to learn more info) Try oil pulling daily to relieve nasal congestion. Visit How to s on this site to learn the steps. Minerals such as magnesium, zinc, and selenium are known to alleviate inflam mation and reduce the severity of symptoms. Steam inhalation loosens the mucous in the nasal passages and lungs. Nux Vomica is also known as the poison nut. This homeopathic remedy can help with a running or blocked nose. Vitamins with antioxidant properties (vitamin C, E, A, B-Complex) can assist in reducing symptoms and boost the immune system. Learn more by clicking on Hol istic Treatments I and II. Prevention: It s difficult to prevent nasal polyps but nasal sprays (avoid prolonged usage; th ey can become the cause) and many holistic treatments, along with do-it-yourself remedies mentioned above and throughout this site, would be greatly beneficial. Most of the suggestions site. Nasal polyps are l passages and sinuses, rgies. Hence, treatment r areas. listed above are repeated more in detail throughout most likely the result of prolonged inflammation of a main sign present in sinusitis/rhinitis and nasal for one condition will naturally influence and heal this nasa alle othe