Information About Nasal polyps
We Have to Know about the Narcolepsy
- Nasal polyps are the soft, noncancerous (benign) growths that develop as a result of chronic inflammation in the lining of the nose or sinuses (four hollow cavities above and behind the nose).
- Small nasal polyps usually cause few problems, but larger ones can affect breathing and reduce the sense of smell. Massive nasal polyps can change the shape of the face.
Causes of Narcolepsy
- Polyps are the end product of ongoing inflammation that may result from viral or bacterial infections, allergies or immune system response to fungus.
Signs and Symptoms Narcolepsy
- The nasal polyp can exist as a single polyp or several, clustered together like grapes on a stem. The polyps are generally soft and pearl colored, with a consistency like jelly. Larger polyps are likely to obstruct the airways, making it difficult to breathe. This may lead to mouth breathing, especially in children.
Other signs and symptoms of nasal polyps include:
- A runny nose
- Persistent stuffiness
- Chronic sinus infections
- Loss or reduction of a sense of smell
- Dull headaches
Medical advice for Narcolepsy
- A stuffy, runny nose and a diminished sense of smell
- See your doctor if your breathing problems and runny nose persist after suffering from cold.
Risk factors of Narcolepsy
- Chronic inflammation in nose or sinuses
- Children with cystic fibrosis and people with allergic fungal sinusitis — a serious allergy to environmental fungus — are especially likely to be affected.
- Nasal polyps also occur in people with Churg-Strauss syndrome, a rare disease that inflames the blood vessels (vasculitis).
- People suffering from asthma, chronic hay fever or chronic sinus infections.
- Multiple nasal polyps tend to be more common in people older than 40.
- Sensitivity to aspirin
Treatment for Narcolepsy
- Surgery in some cases
Self-care for Narcolepsy
- People who already have asthma, hay fever or chronic sinus infections, managing the symptoms may reduce any nasal congestion or breathing trouble. That means taking medications as the doctor suggests and avoiding — as much as possible — indoor and outdoor allergens and pollutants.
- Irrigating the sinuses with salt water may help relieve mild nasal congestion and eliminate mucus.
- To make the saline solution at home, mix 1/4 teaspoon salt in 8 ounces of warm water. Pour some of the solutions into your cupped hand and sniff into your nostrils. You can also inject the solution using an ear bulb or syringe. Then gently clear your nose with a tissue. Use any remaining solution within 24 hours.
Investigations for Narcolepsy
- CT Scan