Do you have a natural remedy that will ease/shrink a severe case of nasal polyps?

Nasal polyps are soft growths, usually benign that occur in the inner linings of the nasal cavities. The growth cause the inflammation of the sinuses and hence the nasal polyps. The polyps are so soft that they are almost jelly like. They are off white in color and cause breathing difficulties. A running nose and other olfactory problems are common symptoms of nasal polyps. Usually nasal polyps are misdiagnosed as nasal or sinus infections and allergies.

If the polyps are small and fine, they are unlikely to cause any trouble. However, the larger polyps cause rhinitis which is severely allergic and may also cause migraines. There is also loud snoring accompanied with several changes in the facial structure.

Though nasal polyps can afflict anyone, they are commonly observed in people over forty years of age or asthmatics. Also people who are allergic to hay fall easy prey to nasal polyps. The disorder is also commonly observed in people who are prone to sinus infections and cystic fibrosis. The larger nasal polyps are not easily treatable and have a tendency to re-occur. They tend to block the respiratory passage and create difficulties in breathing. Therefore the only long term solution is surgery. The smaller polyps however, can be treated with medications and even several home remedies.

Nasal polyps generally occur in the sinus cavities near the nose and are usually stemmed out of allergies. It so happens that the blood vessels present in the lining of the nasal cavities are rather permeable. Sometimes therefore, there could be an accumulation of water in the cavities and the stagnant water leads to the formation of nasal polyps.

If you are an asthmatic suffering from nasal polyps, it is best that you avoid the use of medicines with aspirin. Aspirin could aggravate your asthma by causing shortness of breath. Though it is difficult to do so, try to avoid pollution as much as you can. Outside irritants and allergens are the main cause of occurrence of polyps.

To reduce the size of nasal polyps, take a teaspoon of castor oil everyday. Castor oil warms up the nasal cavity and helps reduce the size of the polyps. You can also daub castor oil on your stomach using a warm wet towel, on your stomach.

Mix one fourth of a teaspoon of citric acid with the same amount of baking soda and swallow it with warm water two to three times a day. This helps in increasing the alkalinity of the body and increases the oxygen intake.

Zinc and selenium supplements have also proven to help in shrinking the nasal polyps.

answered by G M

Home cures for nasal polyps-

  1. Nasal polyps are inflammatory cells and tissues which appear to look like grapes.
  2. They cause bleeding from nose, obstruction of nose, coryza etc.
  3. A good homeopathic remedy for such a problem is Pulsatilla 30 5 pills, 2 times daily for 10 days. Then wait and watch for 1 week.
  4. Take another follow up medicine in homeopathy called Sanguinaria 30 5 pills 2 times daily for 10 days. Wait for 20 days to see the results.

answered by D M K

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