Disease consists of the development of polyps in the nasal passages and sinuses, causing a chronic nasal congestion or stuffy nose.
It is a chronic inflammatory disease. It results in congestion of the nasal and sinusal mucosa: for poorly understood reasons that may be related to an allergy, the mucosa thickens by abnormal multiplication of cells (as in asthma), causing difficulty in breathing, loss of sense of smell (anosmia) if the olfactory cleft is reached.
When nasal polyposis is associated with asthma, it is called Widal syndrome.
Hearing gene (ear bite printing, resonance printing) indicates that the Eustachian tube is reached.
Superinfection is unfortunately a common complication. Persistent headaches may be accompanied. It is a very debilitating disease. Nasal Polyposis affects approximately 1.5% of the population, either women and men. Studies show that the number of case of nasal polyps increases in recent decades.
Polyposis: How to fix it? Are there a solution? What remedies and / or treatment?
The cause inflammatory polyposis is not known accurately. Pollution and increasing food allergies are very likely causal factors.
The traditional treatment involves taking corticosteroid tablets for a period of five to ten days relayed by local treatment consisting of spraying nasal corticosteroids once or several times daily and should not be stopped abruptly (risk of recurrence).
Antihistamine treatment may also be prescribed.
In the case where local treatments are not enough or corticosteroids are not supported, surgery becomes necessary. Recurrences are numerous and the surgery is risky by its proximity to the orbital cavities.
In practice, and given the impossibility of prolonged corticosteroid treatment (by definition unsuited to the chronicity of the nasal polyposis), the following three angles of action seem more appropriate (besides giving much better results):
The three angles of shares to maintain nasal ventilation and avoid excessive irritation and bacterial infection are periodic:
- Using a nasal dilator for maintaining the nasal ventilation, without chemical
- Daily light washes the simple saline (a glass of water and a quarter teaspoon of salt to dissolve well) often beneficial in case of deviation of the nasal septum
- Avoid allergenic agents « avoidable » and more generally any situation where air dusty, smoky or strong winds significantly increase the aggression of the sinonasal mucosa.