Prednisone for nasal polyps

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Avatar n tn These medications relieve inflammation, increase nasal airflow and may help shrink polyps.' 'Treatment for nasal polyps may also involve surgery. When medications aren't effective, your doctor may recommend removing your polyps. This is often the only option for people with cystic fibrosis who usually don't respond to steroids. The type of operation depends on the size, number and location of the polyps.
Avatar f tn This is a natural method to prevent the nasal polyps.Do the pranayam for 30 minutes twice daily to get rid of the polyps gradually. Once the polyps have disappeared, do the anulom vilom for 20 minutes daily.Your feedback will help hundreds in your situation. Build up your timing gradually.If you feel tired or dizzy, stop and resume after one minute.
Avatar m tn I am exploring some natural remedies to combat polyps right now, mainly anti-inflammatory foods and supplements, and I would like to know if any here who suffers from polyps is familiar with eBook called Nasal Polyps Treatment Miracle ( I can't tell if it is real or a scam (ah, the joys of the internet). Also, is anyone here on SLIT? If so, what is your opinion of it?
Avatar n tn Is it an coincidence that on two occassions when my husband has stopped smoking his nasal polyps have flarred up? He stopped about 12 years ago and had surgery to remove nasal polyps 10 years ago. He stopped smoking about 2 months ago and the polyps are very prenounced in both nostils and appeared very quickly. Did the cigarette smoke keep them at bay over the years or is the timing a total coincidence in both cases.
Avatar m tn Hello. I have developed quite extensive nasal polyps on one side and have much trouble breathing. I also have type 2 diabetes and glaucoma, both very well controlled. The development of the polyps in my sinuses followed the development of the glaucoma, first in the left eye, then several years later in the right eye. My left sinus is now almost completely blocked and I'm afraid soon my right one will be, too.
Avatar m tn What is the latest research in effective treatments for chronic nasal polyps? What hospitals in the U.S. treat difficult, chronic, resistant cases? Summary: 40 yr male. Over the past 6-7 years, I've had FESS 4 times, including turbinate reduction and deviated septum correction the first time, and in-office microdebridement of polyps 4 times. Polyps always return. Nasal steriod sprays ineffective. Antifungal rinses ineffective. Daily saline nasal rinse ineffective.
Avatar n tn I had lived through what you describe for to many years, I can relate. It's crazy isn't it? Have you been checked for nasal polyps? I would also suspect you intire immune system is substancially been comprimised somehow. Be careful what you eat too. Advair has really helped me, made a huge differance.
Avatar n tn I Have had PD for 8 years and I also have samter's syndrome (asthma, nasal polyps and aspirin sensitivity). I am sometimes given a prescription for a prednisone burst ( 6 -12 days).My PD symptoms are much milder while I am on the prednisone. My medication works better and longer. I feel great for a few days. I think my doctors will say it is my imagination but it is not. Has anyone ever heard of this result?
Avatar m tn I haven’t had much success with stopping the symptoms; I was prescribed Flonase which I used as a replacement for the Prednisone but is did not work as well. The symptoms still returned . Do you know of other nasal steroid sprays I could research? SepiaTurtleMoonFace: I had tests done which showed I have major allergies to cats. My ex-wife was a cat breeder and we had 5 to 8 cats living in the house at any given time. I moved out in 2005 and have since lived in 3 other residences.
Avatar n tn The doctor put me on prednisone to shrink the polyps for 6 months at first then I had them out. I now am going to have sinus endoscopy to clean out my clogged sinuses. You may look into that as well. I also was told that I have allergies and need to get on allergy shots that will help me clear up the polyps for good or they will come back again. I also found out that I had a autoimmune deficiency through a blood test that prevented me from fighting off years of sinus infections.
Avatar f tn I tried cutting my cat back and she lost weight and threw up--so she has to stay on the original prescription or she will do exactly what yours is doing. Work with your vet on understanding these circle of Prednisone. I fought her going on it for a long time , but finally decided I would worry about the side effects another day. Right now she is feeling great. Keep us posted. She is a senior now and with that comes constant surveillance. My cat thinks I am her stalker !!!!
Avatar n tn So I took the 6 day prednisone pack which was great, could smell again for 7 days, along with Leviquin for 14 days. As soon as I was off the prednisone the congestion came back. Now the DR wants me back on Leviquin for another 10 days. Not real happy about this. I also use Flonase everyday and saline nasal spray 5 times a day. I cant seem to get any relief except for the steroids but they are so dangerous and you cant stay on them too long.
Avatar n tn I have had a nasal staph infection for 3 is now confined to each side of the septum. Have done courses of Bactrim, Augmentin, dicloxacillin along with bactroban cream. The initial course of bactrim and bactroban cleared it up in 8 days. Was told to stop taking medication...infection returned in 5 days. Am now on another round of Bactrim (completed 10 of 14 days) & it does not seem to be working. Have had CT scan and sinuses ok. What do you suggest I try next? Thanks!
Avatar n tn I've had allergies/sinus problems for years. My left nasal cavity has had swelling in the lower area for years, despite prescription decongestants, nasal sprays, antihistamines, prednisone, etc. A few days ago I awoke sneezing. My nose was draining (one side) a honey-colored to bright yellow liquid. This was not thick mucous. Upon inspecting the inside of my nose the swollen area was completely gone. It was as if a water balloon popped and I had these flapping balloon pieces left.
Avatar m tn I have GERD and had a colonoscopy which showed rectal polyps, neurofibroma. My flex sig biopsies were negative- so both tests neg for Crohn's/UC. Is there still a chance I could have Crohn's or UC that was missed? When I take prednisone I have a bowel movement soon after and feel a little better.
Avatar m tn 40 yr male. Over the past 6-7 years, I've had FESS 4 times, including turbinate reduction and deviated septum correction the first time, and in-office microdebridement of polyps 4 times. Polyps always return. Nasal steriod sprays ineffective. Antifungal rinses ineffective. Daily saline nasal rinse ineffective. I prefer to avoid further surgeries since they treat the polyps instead of the underlying cause of the polyps. Only effective long term treatment has been prednisone.
Avatar n tn I have been to an ENT, no concern apparently for a CT scan. I have been to an allergist and he seems to think that my nasal area is being compromised by "something"...possibly chemicals??????????? I will post any further info and wish us all luck in finding the never ending solution.
Avatar n tn I had a surgery done to remove nasal polyps few weeks ago. For the last few days, when I blow my nose lightly air comes out of both the eyes. This is hapenning right after surgery. is it because of the surgery that went wrong? Before the surgery I was on prednisone for a while. My doctor says the nasolacrimal duct could have opened a bit because of the steroids i took and not to do with the surgery. This is disturbing me a lot.
Avatar n tn Nasal polyps are obviously a significant problem, not only for you but also for many others. Unfortunately, there is no "best cure" for these. Recurrent surgery works for some. Taking prednisone on a repetitive basis can lead to side effects far worse than the polyps, such as ulcers, bone fractures, high blood pressure to name a few. High doses of nasal steroids do work for some. In a limited number, where fungal infections have been cultured, anti-fungal medicines have worked.
Avatar dr m tn For many people with obstructive sleep apnea, nasal congestion and chronic sinus infections are a common problem. Nasal irrigation with saline is a natural way of clearing nasal and sinus passageways. The Neti-Pot is a yogic variation of saline irrigation that became much more popular after Oprah's recommendation. Many of my patients that have tried this method report good results, with better breathing and less sinus pressure and headaches.
Avatar f tn It's been over a week and am still experiencing same issues so I recently went to an ENT who believes it could be vasomotor rhinitis and prescribed me oral prednisone for 10 days and sprayed a decongestant into my nose. He did not believe it was sinusitis because I do not have any pus, polyps, or redness. While my congestion has greatly improved with the prednisone, I am still experiencing this lingering head pressure and dry eyes that make it hard to function. Please help!
Avatar f tn Most definately, I've taken prednisone many times to shrink nasal polyps and every time I'm on it I find I cannot sleep for long periods. It also gives me heartburn. Another thing to keep in mind, the more you take prednisone the least effective it becomes!
Avatar m tn I was diagnosed with nasal polyps and because of my age, surgery was not recommended. My doctor prescribed a steroid nose spray and prednisone 20 mg for 30 days. I am in such good health and because of the things I have heard about prednisone, don't know if I want to take it or not.
Avatar n tn has any one out there had an mri or cat scan on their sinus nasal passages to see why they are having so much trouble with their sinuses. if so please respond. my Dr. wants me to get one of these done, and I'm sort of afraid of the outcome. i jut need someone to shed some light on the subject. and if you had it done what did they find?? did yu need surgery?? or could it be fixed with medicine???
Avatar m tn What I read is that the disease usually begins in the mid to late 30's with chronic sinusitis with or without nasal polyps. Then, as the patient reaches their early to mid 40's, they develop asthma that is progressively worse and can (usually does) become prednisone dependent. Your 2000 to 2008 time span would fit that time line (sans your age which I don't know). The ages are just generalities. There are children with the disease and old people that deveop it as well.
Avatar f tn You should first ask your current ENT physician, what are your options for eradicating the nasal polyps. Then ask if your nasal secretions have been sent to the laboratory for fungus culture. If that approach proves to be unsatisfactory, I suggest that you and your doctors seek a second (ENT) opinion and the opinion of an infectious disease specialist. In short, I strongly advise you to take action to resolve this potentially quite serious condition before it worsens. Do not delay.
Avatar f tn AERD occurs in about 20% of all asthmatics. If the patient also has chronic sinusitis with or without nasal polyps the percentage jumps to 40%. It is highly under diagnosed in part because patients don't realize that the aspirin or other NSAID they took 3 hours ago is triggering their symptoms. I hope that helps you with some other thoughts to discus with your doctors. What is M. fortuitum? It is possible that treating that could alleviate your symptoms.
Avatar f tn I am currently taking antibiotics, prednisone, nasonex, atrovent, asteline, and nasal wash before the sprays (I have never taken all three before, but I thought it may be worth a try). Also, I am going for another CT scan this week. I also take a boat load of vitamins daily. I walk three miles a day. I do not smoke or drink. I have also been avoiding dairy. If any one has any help to offer, it would be greatly appreciated!!!
Avatar n tn I used Rhinocort for a while and about three months ago I had nasal polyps removed. Prednisone helps a lot but Im afraid of the possible long term effects. Is there any other ways of restoring sense of smell,i.e. diet, natural herbs, injections?
Avatar n tn I have had two surgeries to remove nasal polyps,but both times they have come back. I have not been able to taste or smell since September(was taking prednisone at that time for asthma). Has anyone else had this problem and if so maybe you have found a way to fight the polyps.