What are Nasal Polyps & its Causes?

Nasal polyps are soft, painless growth on the lining of nasal passages or sinuses.

They hang down like teardrops or grapes.

These are noncancerous growth.

If you are getting frequent nasal infections, cough, cold, sinusitis, asthma then your chances of developing nasal polyps increases.

Overuse of some medicines like aspirin can also cause nasal polyps.

I have seen in my clinical practice, which I have been doing since 1997, that if a patient has chronic sinusitis, recurrent cold cough, allergic rhinitis, and he is suppressing these conditions by taking strong allopathic medicines then his body reacts by overgrowth and the patient develops nasal polyps.


  1. Patient feels stuffiness and blocked sensation in the nose and difficulty in breathing.
  2. Patients suffer from sneezing, watery discharge, and postnasal drip.
  3. Nasal polyps obstruct the opening of sinuses leading to chronic sinusitis. Chronic sinusitis further leads to more polyp formation; so, this becomes a vicious cycle.
  4. Patient suffers from headache, face pain, snoring and cough.
  5. Some patients suffer from total loss of sense of smell.

Lab Investigation

  1. Endoscopy: A tube is put into your nose to see the nasal and sinus passage.
  2. Xray PNS water view
  3. CT PNS

According to me Xray should be done in children and CT in adults.

Allopathy Treatment

When a nasal polyps patient consults an allopath, he prescribes antibiotics, antiallergics, and steroids.

These medicines provide only temporary relief, and these cannot be used for long-term treatment because these have side effects and thus the doctor advises surgery.

Even after surgery the nasal polyps recur, and the patient starts searching for a good homeopath.

Homeopathy Treatment

Homeopathy slowly and steadily shrinks the nasal polyps.

The small polyps get completely cured and big polyps shrink to a greater extent. Thus, saving the patient from surgery.

Patient’s symptoms like blocked nose, stuffiness, difficult breathing, sneezing, cold, cough, sinusitis, postnasal drip, asthma, headache gets better completely.

Also, homeopathy is safe, natural, gentle and without side effects.

According to my experience, improvement usually starts within 4 to 8 weeks of treatment.

Generally, it takes approximately one to one and half year of treatment to complete recovery of nasal polyps.

Number of Medicines

There are around 70 medicines in homeopathy for nasal polyps.

Now which of these medicines are to be given, in how much potency, how many times in a day – this is a complicated process which only a highly qualified and experienced doctor can do.

A sensible doctor never prescribes upon the name of the disease nasal polyps. He takes the complete history of the patient; then studies his symptoms properly.

After this, he selects the medicines keeping in mind the susceptibility of the patient and decides upon the potency and repetition of medicines.

“Homeopathy is not readymade, it is tailormade.”

While treating nasal polyps I prescribe for one month and then review the patient.

Every month the case is studied again, thereby finetuning the medicines and their potencies.

How much improvement you get in nasal polyps depends upon your choice of doctor. These days KYC is done in banks; I think patients should also do KYD – Know Your Doctor.

Name of Medicines?

Friends, in this blog I have not named any medicines, nor I have promoted medicines of any company; because by doing so I will be playing with your health and may harm you. A sane doctor will never do this.