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How are nasal polyps treated?

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If you need treatment, you’ll probably start with a nasal corticosteroid spray. In many cases, that can shrink or even get rid of nasal polyps, but some people need to take corticosteroids such as prednisone by mouth for a week.

Nasal polyps tend to come back if the irritation, allergy, or infection continues. So you may need to keep using a corticosteroid spray and get checkups with a nasal endoscope every now and then. For large nasal polyps, surgery may be an option.

From: What Are Nasal Polyps? WebMD Medical Reference

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Merck Manual Home Edition: "Nasal Polyps."

Merck Manual Professional: "Nasal Polyps."

American Rhinologic Society: "Nasal Polyps."

General Hospital for Children: "Nasal Polyps."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 18, 2018

SOURCES:

Merck Manual Home Edition: "Nasal Polyps."

Merck Manual Professional: "Nasal Polyps."

American Rhinologic Society: "Nasal Polyps."

General Hospital for Children: "Nasal Polyps."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 18, 2018

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