Nasal polyps are tear drop shaped growths that form in the nose. The can cause breathing problems, sinus irritation, snoring, loss of taste, loss of smell and even sleep apnea, a more serious condition. These growths are often brown or yellowish in color and can range in size from very small, to the size of a grape.
The polyps can be soothed with a couple of natural treatment methods that actually work very well. And you can actually use both of these methods I’ll discuss below.
Are There Any Natural Treatment Options?
The first method to ease the irritation and even help prevent growths in your sinuses is by simply rinsing your nasal passages frequently. Using a daily rinse with a saline solution will clear your nose, make breathing easier and can help sooth nasal polyps. And again, keeping the nose clean can help prevent the polyps from forming in the first place because some evidence suggests that people with sinusitis are actually more prone to developing polyps in their noses that others.
The second method to ease the irritation that comes with nasal polyps is through the use of tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is used for so many ailments. Not only does it smell great, but because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it can help reduce the inflammation and swelling of nasal polyps.
These two options are great for obvious reasons. They involve absolutely no medications and no invasive medical procedures.
What Are My Treatment Options If The Natural Methods Don’t Work?
Other nasal polyp removal options include medications. Often someone who is suffering from nasal polyps may be prescribed steroids like prednisone, nasal sprays and drops for their nose. – Or a combination of all of these. And yes, sometimes medications don’t even fully get the job done. That’s when things can get really frustrating for a person with polyps.
If you have tried virtually every option other than surgery to alleviate the polyps in your nose, and your quality of life is still not where you want it to be, you may want to consider talking with your doctor about surgery. It is true that surgery can indeed set you back a few days, but most of these surgeries are outpatient procedures. Of course the downside to surgery is that 75% of patients who do have the surgery actually experience regrowth of the polyps within 4 years.
Always consult your doctor before trying any supplement or treatment option of your own. Especially if you have a health condition or are on any medication(s).