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September 18, 2023

What’s the Nasal Polyps Removal Process? Answering All Your Nasal Polyp Questions

Nasal polyps removal

Are you experiencing cold or allergy symptoms that just won’t go away? This is what most affected individuals recall before discovering that they have nasal polyps. These noncancerous teardrop-shaped growths, referred to as nasal polyps, form in groups along the inner lining of the nasal cavity. Nasal polyps are generally painless, which is why most people don’t even realize they have them in the first place. There are many unanswered questions when it comes to these soft uncomfortable growths, such as, what’s the nasal polyp removal process like? Below, we explain the causes, symptoms, treatments, and preventative measures to insure you safely and effectively remove your nasal polyps.


Causes of Nasal Polyps

There are many mysteries associated with why nasal polyps form, although there are several science-backed reasonings that many believe explain their causes. Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), which describes chronic inflammation of the sinuses lasting more than 12 weeks, looks to be the most credible reason why nasal polyps form. The mucous membranes lining the inside of our nasal cavity is always changing, this continuous process could inflame the area over time, which leads to a swelling fluid buildup that eventually becomes a group of nasal polyps. CRS is reported to affect nearly 12% of the adult population, and roughly 20% of those with CRS suffer from nasal polyps. Allergies and nasal infections advance this inflammation process, which can cause affected individuals to experience larger and more obstructive nasal polyps. Asthma, cystic fibrosis, and Churg-Strauss syndrome are all said advance the growth of nasal polyps as well.


Symptoms of Nasal Polyps

Nasal polyp symptoms are similar to that of colds and allergies, which includes:

  • Stuffy Nose
  • Runny Nose
  • Red Nose
  • Sneezing
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Nasal Pain
  • Loss of Taste or Sense of Smell
  • Wheezing

People with small nasal polyps may not even experience any of these listed symptoms. The large your growths are, the most severely you’ll experience some, or all, the above symptoms. Large growths can even change the shape of your nose, which is why the severity of your symptoms will dramatically affect how you approach removing your nasal polyps.


Removing Nasal Polyps

First off, do not remove nasal polyps from home without help from a medical professional! By reaching up your nostrils and removing the growths yourself, this poses a high risk for possible infections and inflammation, which will result in your nasal polyps to grow back larger. However, if your nasal polyps are small and relatively unobtrusive, controlling inflammation from home can improve symptoms. Here are some simple home methods to help reduce, and potentially eventually eliminate, these soft growths:

  • Keep a portable air humidifier on in your house, clean air can help calm inflamed nasal passages.
  • Rinse nasal passages with saline saltwater solution using a neti pot.
  • Wear O2 Nose Filters to keep bacteria and foreign particles from entering your nasal cavities.
  • Treat lingering respiratory conditions and protect yourself from other illnesses.
  • Avoid all forms of nasal irritants.

Large nasal polyps require professional medical treatments. Prescribed medication, such as corticosteroid spray, can shrink and often eliminate nasal polyps. In severe cases, surgery may be the only option to remove the large growths. The surgery, which consists of a doctor removing the growths with a nasal telescope, helps in a majority of serious cases. Following surgery or medical treatment, consistently working on the previously listed removal methods should prevent nasal polyps from growing back.


O2 Nose Filters

As mentioned, wearing O2 Nose Filters helps prevent particulate matter from entering and potentially affecting your nasal cavities. O2 Nose Filters has been proven in controlled studies to help protect wearers from inhaling harmful airborne particles such as bacteria, viruses, dust, exhaust fumes, and other pollutants. Independent laboratory tests demonstrate that 3M’s Advanced Electret Media in O2 Nose Filters block 90% of particulates at PM10 and 65% of particulates at PM2.5. Additionally, O2 Nose Filters are comfortable to wear due to their latex-free design and medical-grade Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) materials.

3M’s patented AEM™ (Advanced Electret Media) filter technology relies on the principles of electrostatic attraction. The high capture ratios and extended breathability attributed to 3M’s AEM™ material allows airborne particles to be captured within the filter. Rather than using a ‘screen’ approach to block the passage of particles, the charged fibers act as ‘magnets’ to retain particles while still allowing air to pass through, making O2 Nose Filters both breathable and effective.

O2 Nose Filters provides inexpensive and effective security to protect people from harmful airborne diseases. While our nasal passageways try their best when it comes to filtering harmful particulate matter, they aren’t perfect. That’s why O2 Nose Filters are such an effective solution when it comes to improving our mental and physical health. Nose filters are a discreet, effective option to protect against airborne viruses and bacteria. The O2 Nose Filter uses 3M’s patented AEM™ electrostatic technology to capture allergens, viruses, and other particulates, making them a valuable tool for anyone who wants to drastically limit the pollutants and pollens they breathe in daily.

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