What Are Nasal Polyps, How Do You Treat Them And Can They Be Removed?

Having problems breathing through your nose? Lost your sense of smell or taste? Having facial pain? – A constant runny nose? Well you may be suffering from nasal polyps! – And these things are a total nuisance and no fun to deal with! Especially if you are like me and like to be active and workout.

What are Nasal Polyps?

These nasty things are little tear shaped formations that grow in the nasal passageways. They can be caused by irritants, allergens and things of the like. Whatever causes them though, you probably just want to know what can cause them to go away!

Can You Remove Nasal Polyps?

The first way to treat, and often prevent, nasal polyps is with a sinus rinse. You can buy a sinus rinse kit at any local drug store. These things work great for clearing debris and allergens from your nose. They are totally safe and most any doctor will recommend a sinus rinse kit. – But of course, always check with your doctor first! Some doctors claim that using the rinse will keep the polyps from even forming in the first place! And I know personally that when I use the rinse, breathing through my nose is about 100 times better. I don’t have to constantly blow my nose. I don’t have the sniffles. I don’t feel stopped up. I can smell, taste and I have more quality workouts. Imagine that!

Another great, and natural, way to treat nasal polyps is with the use of tea tree oil. Tea tree oil has so many uses and also smells great as many of you probably know. Tea tree oil has anti-inflammatory properties and is great for shrinking polyps in the nose. First, you will definitely want to dilute the tea tree oil with a little purified water as pure tea tree oil can be a bit potent! Next, simply take a cotton swab, dab it in the diluted tea tree oil and apply it to the polyps. If for some reason you can’t reach the polyps, simply put the diluted tea tree oil in the front area of your nostrils and breathe it in. This too will help a great deal.

The next tip for fighting off polyps in your nose basically goes for any health related condition. Take more vitamin C and/or eat more citrus fruits. As you know, vitamin C strengthens the immune system and can help with fighting off all sorts of illness.

As always, consult with your doctor before trying to treat yourself for any condition.