Allopathic mode of treatment
The treatment comprises of antibiotics to control local infection, decongestants and steroids.
Conservative treatment can be given in the form of oral or topical steroids, antihistaminics and decongestants. Unfortunately, these are not curative, but only control the situation. Cases refractory to conservative treatment are dealt with surgically by performing functional endoscopic sinus therapy.
The ethmoidal polypoid disease is essentially an allergic condition. Early polyposis may respond to medical treatment, but well established polyposis will require surgical treatment (unless you opt for homeopathy). Recurrences are common even after surgical removal of the polyp as the underlying cause is nasal allergy.
Allopathic treatment gives only immediate symptomatic relief and when this fails to control significant symptoms with repeated or prolonged courses of steroid and antibiotic therapy, or when total nasal obstruction occurs, the allopathic doctor refers the patient to a surgeon.
Allergy is often the root cause of nasal polyps and so, high recurrence rate remains a feature of allergic nasal polyposis. Other causes of failure of surgery include inadequate surgery, aggressive nature of polyps, predisposing local factors or improper post operative care.
Nasal polyps is a recurrent disease that may be very frustrating to both the patient and the doctor.
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 save them from the surgeon's knife. Not only does it slowly and steadily shrink the nasal polyps, it also helps in stopping their recurrences by treating the underlying causes such as allergies, asthma and chronic cold.
Homeopathy is a holistic system of medicine. This means that homeopathy treats the body as a whole. Detailed mental and physical symptoms of the whole being are taken into consideration while prescribing. This form of homeopathic treatment is called as constitutional treatment.
In cases where the nasal polyps are due to deep seated chronic disorders like asthma or allergies, this constitutional treatment is usually taken up by the homeopathic doctor.
Timely administered homeopathic medicines help avoid surgery and its inherent complications. Moreover, it is very common for the condition to recur even after surgery. Homeopathy is therefore highly recommended for people who have had surgery done to remove nasal polyps as homeopathic treatment would have a preventive effect, by which, chances of a recurrence is minimized.
In short, homeopathic treatment is targeted towards the root cause of the illness and hence the disease is treated from the core. Homeopathy believes in treating the patient and not just the disease.
There are 70 homoeopathic remedies which give great relief in nasal polyps. However, the correct choice and the resulting relief is a matter of experience and right judgment on the part of the homeopathic doctor. The treatment is decided after thorough case taking of the patient. Thus homeopathic medicines for nasal polyps are tailor made, unlike allopathy, in which all patients receive the same drugs - although the trade name may be different.
For a total cure, the homeopathic treatment must be taken seriously for about 16 to 24 months depending upon the number and size of nasal polyps.
If you constantly suffer from a blocked or a stuffy feeling in the nose, reduced or complete loss of smell and constantly running or dripping of mucus in the nose, there are chances that these symptoms could be a result of a polyp in your nose.
The word 'polyp' which is originally Greek has undergone latinization and means (poly-pous) many footed.
Nasal polyps are defined as pearly white, painless, prolapsed pedunculated parts of the nasal mucosa. They are unique in their position and their composition.
Nasal polyps are fleshy growths on the linings of the nose or sinuses. They vary in size and are shaped like a tear drop, with a narrow neck joined to the nasal lining. Nasal polyps are non cancerous growths which occur due to an inflammation in the mucous membrane (lining) of the nose and sinuses. They are divided into 2 main varieties :
Nasal polyps occur due to chronic inflammation in the lining of the nose. Although the reason for this chronic inflammation is not clear, polyps tend to occur more in those who suffer from chronic nasal problems like sinusitis, chronic colds, asthma and nasal allergies.
Children with cystic fibrosis also tend to develop nasal polyps.
Chronic inflammation causes the blood vessels in the lining of the nose to become more porous, causing them to accumulate a lot of water in the cells. When over a period of time, gravitational forces act on these heavy water-laden mucus lining, nasal polyps develop.
Overuse of aspirin or other salicylate medication can cause polyps to form.