Preventing, Treating and Removing Nasal Polyps

Sinus irritation, chronic sinusitis, people who have bad allergies and people who are allergic to aspirin are just some of the types of people that are more prone to getting nasal polyps.

So what are some methods for preventing these growths in the nose, getting relief and treatment options? – And how do you go about removing nasal polyps if they get unbearable?

Sinus Rinse

Since sinusitis, sinus irritation and chronic inflammation of the nasal cavities put a person at a higher risk for developing these growths in the nose, prevention is very important. By simply irrigating your nose daily with a nasal irrigation system that can be purchased at any drug store, you can keep your nose clear of debris and irritants. In a very short time of using the nasal irrigation system, you will notice that you breathe much better and your quality of life will improve tremendously! You may even notice that your workouts are better and your sleep is better.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is a natural remedy for many different ailments and conditions, including polyps in the nose and it smells great! To use tea tree oil, first, you will want to dilute the oil with purified water since pure tea tree oil can be rather potent. Next you want to take a cotton swab, dab it into the diluted tea tree oil and rub the swab on the polyps in your nose. If you can’t reach them with the swab, simply swab the inside of your nasal passages with the oil. This will often help with inflammation. This is a great option for getting relief and treating nasal polyps naturally.

Medical Options

Sometimes, all of the natural treatments ad care in the world just doesn’t seem to do the trick. – And this is when you may want to consider seeing a medical professional. If you are experiencing more serious symptoms from your condition like sleep apnea, don’t wait, go see your doctor!

Nasal Sprays, Drops and Steroids

The first treatment option that a doctor may suggest for you is the use of nasal sprays, drops and a steroid called prednisone. He may suggest that you use one of these items alone or in combination with another. This will help stop the inflammation.


When all else fails, doctors may suggest surgery to remove nasal polyps. Surgery is never the first choice for treating nasal polyps and unfortunately doesn’t always work long-term. As a matter of fact, 75% of people who have surgery experience re-growth of the pesky little growths within 4 years!

As always, consult your doctor before using any natural treatment option or supplement, especially if you have a medical condition or are on medications.