Sinus Polyps - Non Surgical Treatments
I was diagnosed with nasal polyps and Chronic Sinisitus a little over a year ago. At first I was given a 2 week treatment of prednisone followed by twice daily nasal rinses with Budesonide added. The prednisone was helpful at first but quickly the old symptoms returned. A year later I'm still doing the twice daily nasal rinses with Budesonide, and as I type I can't smell and have limited breathing through my nose.
My doctor has offered me surgery as an option, but I mostly read about people who got the surgery and their polyps quickly returned, so I'd like to look for other options.
I've tried Claritin, Acupuncture, peppermint tea daily, Eucolyptis oil & Peppermint oil in a steamer, Pepper Spray (Sinus Buster) and currently am adding Alkalol to my nasal rinses. Needless to say, I'm still not close to being cured.
I recently read that Nasonex and/or Betnesol has been used to treat polyps. Has anyone had success with them? Also read Singulair can be helpful. Anyone try that?