08-07-2012, 01:08 PM
Join Date: Aug 2012
Nasal Polyps and allergy shots
I am 22 years old and a little over a year ago I was diagnosed with nasal polyps and I haven't gotten around to doing anything about it yet. It seems to only bother me when I am around certain allergens. During the Winter I am fine, I usually always have one nostril blocked and I can't remember ever breathing through both nostrils. But I suffer from Hay Fever and a dust allergy that really blocks up my nose during the Spring and Summer.
I am so uncomfortable right now, my polyps are inflamed and I can't get any air through my nose and the pressure is giving me bad headaches in the front of my head. It's also causing a lot of mucus to drip back into my throat because I am very congested right now as well. I have a lot of white spots and slits and crevices on my tonsils where the white spots hide and I need to dig them out, I'm guessing this is a result of the mucus going over my tonsils and infecting them? Will this go away if the mucus stops dripping back?
I have an appointment with an allergist and I will be getting allergy shots, I was told that this will prevent the polyps from becoming inflamed since the allergens won't have an effect anymore. I saw on these boards that taking Singulair can also reduce the polyps, should I ask the allergist about prescribing that as well or are allergy shots known to work pretty effectively against nasal polyps?
Last edited by kazo0; 08-07-2012 at 01:17 PM.
| || |
The Following User Says Thank You to ladybud For This Useful Post:
08-08-2012, 10:28 AM
Senior Veteran (male)
Join Date: Nov 2007
Re: Nasal Polyps and allergy shots
Medically, you have a couple of options before even thinking about surgery to remove the polyps.
Generally, a short course of prednisone will shrink the polyps to a manageable size and daily singulair plus a steroid nasal spray can keep them from recurring (if your allergies are kept under control).
I would definitely talk to the allergist about singulair, a steroid nasal spray and possible a short course of prednisone.
Similar Threads |
|Thread ||Thread Starter ||Board ||Replies ||Last Post |
| Nasal polyps - I'm desperate ||thyes ||Ear, Nose & Throat ||5 ||10-25-2012 09:30 PM |
| Do I have Nasal Polyps? ||cowdog ||Ear, Nose & Throat ||1 ||01-12-2012 07:40 AM |
| Nasal polyps ||Shakira ||Ear, Nose & Throat ||10 ||06-07-2009 12:16 PM |
| CHRONIC POST NASAL DRIP. Weary after weeks, need help. ||irena ||Ear, Nose & Throat ||3 ||07-30-2008 02:50 AM |
| Nasal Polyps ||hukleberrie ||Ear, Nose & Throat ||30 ||06-16-2008 05:35 AM |
| One-sided nasal congestion ||Ender82 ||Ear, Nose & Throat ||3 ||04-23-2008 06:31 AM |
| I just had a Total Ethmoid Ectomy/Nasal Polyp removal and Septoplasty. ||OxygenIsGood ||Ear, Nose & Throat ||3 ||11-04-2007 08:47 PM |
| Constant post nasal drip causing gagging ||KyleG ||Ear, Nose & Throat ||0 ||08-25-2007 12:32 AM |
| No cause for Post nasal drip ||BUSTED2 ||Ear, Nose & Throat ||139 ||05-27-2007 05:59 PM |
| Post Nasal Drip Surgery ||oblivious3413 ||Ear, Nose & Throat ||2 ||10-31-2006 12:31 PM || |
Sign Up Today!
Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation! I want my free account