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HI All. I'm 60 and have suffered nasal polyps for a very long time. They got worse and a hormonal spray was prescribed, ultimately surgery suggested as they were hanging right to the end of my nose, visible to others and breathing through my nose went out the window years ago. There's a lot more to the story but I don't want to bore people, so I'll cut to the chase.
It was getting me down and I did a bit of online research, and after about three weeks have made progress I never thought possible. I have never been a fan of alternative (natural) solutions, but this has changed my mind.
If you are in a similar position be aware this takes time, i'm NOT a doc, but it has shown tremendous results. You do need to be disciplined about it though.
All ingredients available from mainstream chemists.
MORNING: Either side of breakfast,
1) A steam inhalation for 10 minutes adding very small amount of Vicks vapour rub to the pan.
2) A teaspoonful of turmeric mixed with warm milk or water.
3) Mix in a glass; 3-4 drops tea tree oil; 6 drops of castor oil and a tablespoon of water. (Tea tree oil can be a little nippy - not sore - hence the mix). If you have a sneezing fit as I did the first time, add a little more water. This amount you have made keep the rest, will also do for evening, see below
Apply small amount of this with Q-Tip cotton buds (or cotton wool) directly onto polyps.
You will have good and bad days, times you think you are making no progress but gradually overall you will make progress and be patient, as with any course of medication it can take a few weeks.
1) Mix teaspoon of Sea Salt into warm water and spray or apply by hand into nostrils. If possible have a 20 minute continuous walk, this helps clear the tubes.
1) Repeat morning applications.
If you are really determined, then it's worth it, and avoids surgery which is clumsy and many people's polyps grow back after 12-18 months as badly as ever.
NOTE: Some sugary foods, and drinks (sadly for me including beer and whisky) cause me flare-ups but after 24-48 hours the polyps settle down again and overall progress isn't hindered in my experience.
I'm just under three weeks in and intermittently breathing on one or other side, but feel very close to "free nasal breathing". And the polyps have without doubt shrunk substantially, near the back of my nose now.
I'll keep updating my progress on here and would be delighted to hear from fellow sufferers, of their experiences. Do ask any questions I haven't covered!
if your nose runs after treatments, that's good - it's clearing your tubes!
Good luck if you try it
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