Nasal Polyps

Chronic irritation of the mucous membrane lining the nasal cavity - the kind of irritation that occurs in Hay Fever and Allergic Rhinitis - can cause small protrusions or polyps to develop inside the nose; lack of zinc and Vitamin B6, or a sensitivity to aspirin and other salicylates, may be contributing factors.

Though harmless in themselves, nasal polyps can obstruct breathing and reduce sensitivity to smells; a large polyp may block the opening to one of the sinuses and cause Sinusitis. A polyp on one side of the nose only requires specialist investigation. Usually treated by minor surgery. Since there is a small risk of recurrence, constitutional homeopathic treatment is recommended after surgery.

Specific remedies to be given 4 times daily for up to 3 weeks

  • Loss of smell, swelling around bridge of nose, nostrils dry, sore, and ulcerated, offensive yellow catarrh, extremities feel cold and clammy Calcarea 6c
  • Polyps bleed easily Phosphorus 6c
  • Chronic drip of catarrh down back of throat, person feels chilly and weak Psorinum 6c
  • Yellow-green catarrh made worse by warm rooms, person weeps easily Pulsatilla 6c
  • Large clinkers, crawling sensation in nostrils, weeping and sneezing Teucrium 6c
  • Polyps develop as result of chronic rhinitis, profuse catarrh which smells nasty, membranes of nose dry and hot Sanguinaria 6c

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