Nasal Polyps

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What Causes Nasal Polyps?

There are a variety of reason that can lead to polyps such as rhinitis asthma, aspirinallergy sinus infections, acute and chronic infections, something stuck in the nose and cystic fibrosis. Often times though the reason is unknown, it is important to try to understand what is causing the polyps as it can be a reoccurring problem until the underlying condition is treated as well.

Symptoms of Polyps

While not all of these are present in every case, these are somethings you might notice:

  • Inflammation of nasal passages for longer than 12 weeks
  • Runny nose
  • Persistent stuffiness
  • Postnasal drip
  • Decreased/absent sense of smell
  • Loss sense of taste
  • Facial pain
  • Headaches
  • Pain in upper teeth
  • Snoring
  • A sense of pressure in head
  • Itching around eyes

How to Get Rid of Nasal Polyps

This chronic inflammation can be a very terrible thing to live with. It is best treated when targeting the primary issue, however, if you are looking to treat the polyps locally in the meantime there are a few things that you can do.

Snuff- should be made half parts blood root and half rhatany both which should be made into a fine powder and breathed into each nostril. It should be used twice a day over a long period of time.
Thuja- additional to the treatment above, paint the polyps twice a day with the fluid extract of Thuja with a fine brush

These natural remedies have been used for hundreds of years, snuff in particular by indigenous Brazilians since the 1400s! Snuff is now used by monks and many other groups practicing natural medicine. These two remedies are a great way to aid polyps without having to undergo surgery or take chemically based medicine.

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