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Nasal Polyps - Any New Treatment On the Horizon? (Page 7)


April 1st, 2013
Here is my post. I have had 3 surgeries for polyps. The last over 6 years ago. They seem to have come back in the last month. I have had some success with a homeopathic company before my last surgery. The company is called heel and the product is allergy(still available). I was really bad, no air in the nose, crazy pressure and couldn't drink a sip of wine or beer without my nose and head going crazy. Long story short is the Allergy product took everything away for 9 months. I mean everything and it was quick--breathing through the nose in 2 days. Problem is it stopped working after 9 months. Have tried many times since to see erase some syptoms but to no avail. I had contacted the company to tell them they got some kind of miracle going on but their reply was:
Thank you for your interest in Heel. I do have several suggestions about your nasal polyps and how we can help.

1. Psorinoheel- this is for the stimulation of the defense mechanism in chronic skin disorders, hepatic damage, and chronic illness. This product was specifically recommended for nasal polyps and cannot be found OTC (see below on where to find it).
2. Galium-heel- for stimulation of the defense mechanism in cases of chronic illness and viral infections including cold and flu. This product was also specifically recommended for nasal polyps and also cannot be found OTC.
3. Detox-Kit- for the relief of symptoms of illness caused by an unhealthy lifestyle and/or exposure to environmental toxins (pollution, pesticides, or allergens). Promotes detoxification. This was not specifically recommended for nasal polyps, but it helps to clear toxins and allergens from the body that can be triggering your symptoms.

The first two products are RX only so either your doctor can order, or you can order them by phone
The Detox kit can be found at most health food stores (as well as the above mentioned company if you want to get it in one package
I have tried these and have had no success. So my doctor had me on nasonex which isn't working so Im going back on these nose drops that were made for eyes but they found they have success with nasal polyops. You need a prescription. I will check at home the name and post later. They worked before the nasonex but they are expensive out of pocket 175.(maybe last a month)

But I have not tried tree oil so I am going to try that as well.

Let me know if you have any questions.
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replied January 28th, 2014
so, here we are another 7 months or so down the road. how are you doing with your polyps? i am considering surgery, but would rather not spend the $ if there is such a high likelihood of recurrence. looking for herbal alternatives and still using my cortical steroid, with diminishing returns. thoughts?

how did your tea tree trial work out? what about these other meds you listed, still using them?
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replied April 1st, 2013
Tobramycin are the drops
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replied April 25th, 2013
Hello everyone! I thought I'd chime in here with some good news. I was an active member on this forum several months ago when I was having my desperate times with nasal polyps. I finally had surgery in August, and have been happily smelling ever since. Smile So here's my story: I had polyps for 3 years, had allergy tests done, tried many over-the-counter medications, saw 2 ENT doctors plus 2 allergists, had a CT scan that revealed the polyps, and had two separate rounds of steroids, which completely restored my sense of smell each time. But after a week or so, it would be all but lost again, and I was getting nowhere. Finally, I got so desperate that I decided to travel 2 1/2 hours to see a third ENT (one of the best decisions of my life). She immediately did endoscopic surgery using something called a microdebrider to remove the polyps, and thank God I was smelling within 5 days!! It was hardly painful (she did not use packing as some do) but I was ecstatic. I had septoplasty in addition, which also turned out great. Now all I do is saline sinus rinse twice daily, daily steroid nasal spray, and budesonide pulmocort which I mix with the saline solution and use a syringe to get it into my sinuses. I still have my sense of smell 8 months later now. The only sad thing is that my ENT doctor who did the surgery is moving away so I won't be able to see her anymore, and I am SO attached to her, she is my favorite doctor I have ever had Sad although my primary doctor is a very close second. Anyway, I hope maybe my story will be helpful in case anything I am doing could be a help to anyone.
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replied January 28th, 2014
so, here we are another 7 months or so down the road. how are you doing with your polyps? i am considering surgery, but would rather not spend the $ if there is such a high likelihood of recurrence. looking for herbal alternatives and still using my cortical steroid, with diminishing returns. thoughts?
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replied May 2nd, 2013
polyps and asthma
I have had polyps and asthma for four years and the only relief I have ever had was wheatgrass. It helped me breath so much better that I started to grow my own. My Nasal polyps are still a huge problem though. After reading these posts I am hading out to get tea tree oil right now!!!
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replied May 5th, 2013
Hello all. I'm going on 7 year of sinus problems. I was sure it is some kind of infection, but apparently it is a couple polyps. I have no idea how I got them, but everything started when everyone at my workplace got heavily sick. They recovered, I got stuck on nasal sprays, and never got better.

Like many here, sleeping at night has become a struggle and lack of breathing/oxygen greatly impacted my life. I am only 30 but this has been kicking my butt.

I too read about tea tree oil and began dripping it in my nose about a week ago. My nose used to be generally dry, but since using it, it turned to stuffy / runny. Hopefully it is a good thing and my body is trying to expel the polyps.

Food definitely plays a role as does exercise. Juices, fruits, vegetables, cardio, all help. But they haven't actually solved the polyp. Hopefully the oil is the trick.

I can only pray at this point because I will not go into surgery (70% chance polyps come back) and no medicine has cured it. I am tired of living like this and hope this goes away for everyone. Sad
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replied May 15th, 2013
Nasal/sinus polyps
This is a common condition Smile Let's find the cure.
After two surgeries my sinuses are now more full than they were before.
Here are some helpful suggestions to combat polyps:
Gluten free diet
Eliminate most sugar and potato and grains generally especially white bread and white rice.
Remember starch from potato and white rice turn to sugar so it is like eating lots of sugar.
If you respond to eliminating sugar take antifungal products eg pau darco,oregano oil, garlic,caprylic acid etc
Think greens not grains you'll get better nutrition and alkalize your system more.
5000mg vitamin c daily spread out over the day and 2000mg bioflavonoids, omega 3 fish oil, cucurmin, quercetin, these will all help with inflammation and allergy and may shrink the polyps.
Get your vitamin D levels checked and get them up over 80 nmols per/L for a therapeutic effect. Between 100 to 150 nmols/L is anticancer and according to grassroots health is the recommended amount. Everyone needs to look at supplements for vitamin D and sensible sun exposure. Vitamin D enhances the immune system and stops some allergy and medical researchers are looking at a vitamin d connection with people that have polyps. You are prone to more polyps with low d levels it appears.

To destroy polyps anywhere in the body bayberry and fenugreek are recommended especially. I disolved a cyst in my shoulder i think it was mainly the fenugreek capsules that helped. I took alot and that area became very hot over night and that cyst was breaking down and gone in the morning.

Clean up your lymphatic system by having smaller meals and maybe eating 6 time a day instead of 3 times. Its easier on your system. Red root herb(not blood root) is good for lymphatics along with fenugreek. The lymphatic system is important for immunity and general wellbeing. Sip warm water throughout the day and herbal teas.

Blood root can be made into a nasal spray and it can help with polyps. It can dissolve them.

Mega doses of vitamin B and magnesium really help with stress...even going to the dentist and no needle and get drilled down to the nerve Smile

Neti pot salt and sodium bicarbonate rinses are good in the mornings so your nose and sinus have time to dry. You need to tilt your head to get the water right out. I don't like the water in there to be honest. I would rather dry my sinuses out. Fenugreek taken orally helps mucous to drain from sinus along with drinking plenty of fluids.

Have a green salad each day. For example: baby dark spinach leaves, avocado, red onion, cherry tomato and some meat with a herb infused olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Mostly it is dark green and very alkalizing, cleansing and nutritious.

I have had polyps burst and drain. I have had them surgically removed and i have had various drugs from the doctor. In my experience no one solution works. You need to have a healthy life style and diet while taking remedial measures. Get tested for allergies to foods and dust and so on. Doctors aren't always right. For example 'Geographical tongue' was really some wheat allergy or yeast thing for me and went away with the elimination of bread. Surgery isn't really the answer for polyps as in many cases they just come back and not long after.

Hope i help you. It's your time now. Have a great life.
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replied January 28th, 2014
so, here we are another 7 months or so down the road. how are you doing with your polyps? i am considering surgery, but would rather not spend the $ if there is such a high likelihood of recurrence. looking for herbal alternatives and still using my cortical steroid, with diminishing returns. i have a very low gluten diet and low sugar intake, but will try harder. i really like your suggestions of herbs and will try.

how is it going for you? what have you found to be most successful since your post?
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replied May 29th, 2013
Nasal Polyps
Like everyone here I have had polyps for 13 years, I first lost my sense of smell when I was 26, breathing through my nose was imposible and if i had any kind of achohol it got worse. To make a long story short my doctor has had me on 1 CC of kenelog 40 every six months. For me it has worked very well for the last 10 years, I can breath and taste my food. Plus it keeps my polyps in check. I think its a better option besides surgery since they grow back and its cheaper
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replied June 22nd, 2013
Hi, After about two weeks of Colon Green I am noticing an amazing difference. Full nasal breathing and only a fraction of the muscous I used to have. This really has worked for me!!!! Thank you Don.
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replied June 25th, 2013
nasal polyps
Hi everybody,
I have nasal polyps from more than 4 years and I've spent my last year reading and searching for information in internet because the corticosteriod treatment doesn't work anymore and I could not breath and smell. I found some nasal drops called Gentazon with the active compound called betamethazone. I am on my 6 day on treatment and from the third I could breath freely and now I can smell. I know it's an another corticosteriod but it seems to work !!! I put the drops 3-4 times per day and you should know that you don't have to use them more than 10 days. I've tried tea tree oil without success. I just want to help tgao all of you because I know how do you feel. Good Luck, Gergana.
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replied July 3rd, 2013
Hi Gergana, thank you for this. Were you using a different corticosteroid before trying Gentazon? During the last five years I have tried three different ones and I found that each time I changed it seemed to work for a while. I will need to ask my doctor to give me prescription for betamethazone, because you cant just buy it from chemist. Thanks - Hermes
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replied July 9th, 2013
omega three to fight polyps hell
Hello there, im a long term sufferer from large polyps and waiting to get my first. operation to remove them. I have tried everything from Nasal sprays, nasal rinses, to natural remedies and the only thing that i do now is take large doses of omega three. It is a natural anti inflammatory ( anti swelling) and it clears up my nose. I take three tablets three times daily. I use to stay up unable to sleep but after taking omega 3 was able to get back to sleep relatively quickly. polyps are abnormal swellling of the nose and the swelling blocks your nasal cavities. This has not got rid of my polyps but it has made my life almost relatively normal again. Omega three will help restore your immune system which is what i believe is the reason why polyps occur in the first place. High levels of any type of stress to the body including bad diet, lack of exercise, traunatic life experiences can lead to the immune system breaking down. What i believe you need to do is restore your immune system so it can fight this awful condition. Omega three is also good for a whole lot of other things too.
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replied July 9th, 2013
Thank you for this Chphan69... i think you are right about Omega 3 and its ani inflamatory role. May I ask...what is the exact dosage in the tablets you are taking? Also do you have a sense of smell since starting omega? Thanks
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replied July 23rd, 2013
I'll get that dang polyp
I'm getting ready to have my fourth surgery but my health insurance won't cover it until October. I'm sick of this crap. I started watching polyp removal video's on YouTube and the microdebrider just rips and sucks the polyps out. So I'm planning to start myself on the same antibiotics that these damn doctors prescribed after my last surgery to fight any infection that may occur. Next I'm going to a medical supply store to buy some sterile surgical clamps/pliers and some gauze and I'm going to grab a hold of that giant polyp in my nose and pull it out. Wish me luck...
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replied July 24th, 2013
Guys I read over and over again someone trying to reach out and give you the answer..I've been dealing with polyps for 5 years now and two operations later. The answer is go for the surgery and start doing the pulmicort rinses twice daily with the neilmed rinse bottle..YOu'll be very happy with the results..I know I sure am!
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replied July 28th, 2013
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil was no good for me. I will never use it again. Tore my throat up for almost 2 weeks.
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replied July 29th, 2013
Teucrium Marum Varum 200C pellets for polyps
Doplyps, I hope that continues to work for you. In my case I've been suffering with nasal polyps for 23 years. I'm getting ready to have my fourth surgery. I've tried everything to maintain a clear sinus after surgery, including what you mentioned. Eventually they come back. I have not found any solution to keeping them from coming back. Recently read up on a product called, Teucrium Marum Varum 200c pellets. I'm ordering some tomorrow. Otherwise I may just antibiotic up and try and pull them out myself.
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replied July 30th, 2013
Nasal polyps - Bee pollen
I am also a sufferer - Bee Pollen - been using it - taking one teaspoonful every morning with fruit.. it's quite nice too... seems to have had an effect ... I have had two restful night sleep since taking it and my night time breathing has distinctly improved.
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replied August 1st, 2013
Lemon Water
Hi, I have been told by my doctor I have a polyp, I was given a spray and told to go back if it didn't go away, but I never went back as I dont' want surgery. Wile reading this thread I have noticed a lot of people complaining of a log of mucus, I have recentley been recomended drinking lemon water every day as it has many benefits, one of which is that it reduces mucus. I have been drinking lemon water for two weeks and its only just occored to me that I have no mucus in my noese (I guess I'm just used to it so I never think about it) I'm hoping after reading this thread this might work or at least stop the polyp getting any worse so I'm going to hold off going back to the doctor as I don't want my polop removed via surgury!

Has any one else tried Lemon water every day to help with polyps?

Thanks

Charlotte
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replied August 5th, 2013
Hey Charlotte i am drinking Lemon Water every day for the past 2 months and i feel great...it improved my asthma very very much,but also polyps too...i dont have so much mucus and have lots of energy.It also has many other benefits.
Nemanja
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replied August 18th, 2013
I'm so glad I found this forum. I have had two surgerys for my polpys, and already I am back to being congested and can't taste/smell. Which is absolute torture. I love food more than anything, and to not be able to really enjoy it is the worst. Prednisone is a miracle when I am on it, I am beyond happy to smell and taste, but I know the side effects. After reading everything I am gonna try the tea tree oil, and try to find some anti-inflamation supplements. Omega 3 fish oil pills. I will try that too.
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