Polyp surgery is a handling option that needs to be done when various nasal polyps have been performed, but do not produce optimal results. Nasal polyps are tissue growth in the form of small bumps in the nasal passages of the nasal passages.
Polyp develops when the mucous membranes in the nose or sinus are inflamed and swell, over a long period of time. Polyps that grow large enough on the surface of the airway layer in the nose or sinus, can block the respiratory tract and cause infection and respiratory problems.
Recognizing Perceived Symptoms
Most people with nasal polyps have symptoms of colds and sneezes. Some people with polyps have problems with the sense of smell.
The other symptoms of nasal polyp are as follows:
- Nasal congestion
- Itching around the eyes
- Ingus drips behind the nasal cavity to the throat ( postnasal drip )
- Pain on the face or headache
- Pain in upper teeth.
Nasal polyps also make you more likely to experience more easily sinusitis long-term (chronic) or repetitive, the sound may also be heard nasal, can even change the shape of your nose.
Treatment of Nose Polyps
To ensure the type of treatment you can take on your nasal polyps, your doctor may perform a series of tests, from a history of complaints, physical examination, and investigations such as endoscopy nose, until such imaging CT-Scan if needed.
There are several steps that can be taken by the doctor as an effort to treat and treat the condition of nasal polyps:
- Nose Drop Remedies
In treat nasal polyps , initially a general practitioner or ENT specialist will prescribe nasal drops or nasal sprays containing corticosteroids. The drops can reduce inflammation in the nose and help shrink your polyps.
- Provision of Corticosteroids
Your doctor may also give you tablet medicine corticosteroids (oral corticosteride) that can be combined with nasal drops. If the symptoms do not improve by using drops or corticosteroid tablets, then the doctor suggests polyp surgery.
- Nose Polyp Surgery
The procedure for removal of nasal polyps can be done endoscopically, ie surgery by inserting a small elastic tube with a camera lens at the end (endoscope). This method is done to facilitate the search for disturbances that occur in the respiratory tract. Then by using small appliances through the endoscopic tube, the ENT doctor will perform the removal action of polyps and other blockages, to improve the flow of breathing. This polyp operation generally does not make any cuts on your face.
Post Operation Condition
After surgery, will be observed for several hours. If there is no significant bleeding, you can be allowed to go home. Usually you are advised to rest about two weeks after surgery, to achieve recovery.
All types of operations have a number of risks, as well as polyp surgery. The most common risk is nasal bleeding, otherwise there is no guarantee that nasal polyps will not grow again after polyp surgery.
After surgery, you may experience some temporary complaints, such as the remnants of bleeding or the formation of fine crusts in the nose, which will generally be reduced in some time. If the bleeding occurs continuously, then you may need to be re-examined by the doctor in order to be given the necessary treatment.
The doctor will likely give corticosteroids in the form of nasal sprays, to prevent polyp from reappearing. In addition, doctors may also recommend cleaning the nose with brine ( saline ) to assist the healing process after polyp surgery.
Consult a physician about proper polyp handling, ranging from the provision of medicines that can help overcome polyps to polyp surgery.