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Loss of smell due to Nasal Polyps

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I have suffered from a loss of sense of smell due to Nasal Polyps for roughly 3 years. I had nasal surgery 2 years ago which help temporarily. Nasal inhaled steroids have also not helped. The problem is that two groups of polyps are very high up in the nose, so I can breathe quite easily, but because the polyps occlude the olfactory nerves, I cannot smell. Is there a procedure you can recommend that may restore my sense of smell?

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Hi there,

Thanks for your question.

Larger growths or groups of nasal polyps can block your nasal passages or lead to breathing problems, a lost sense of smell, and frequent infections.

Medications can often shrink or eliminate nasal polyps, but surgery is sometimes needed to remove them. Even after successful treatment, nasal polyps often return. The first-line treatment for nasal polyps is a nasal corticosteroid spray. In other cases, a one-week tapered course of oral corticosteroids such as prednisone may be necessary.

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If you want a more detailed assessment, please book an appointment or call us at 832-237-7777 today!

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1 Answer

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Hi there,

Thanks for your question.

Larger growths or groups of nasal polyps can block your nasal passages or lead to breathing problems, a lost sense of smell, and frequent infections.

Medications can often shrink or eliminate nasal polyps, but surgery is sometimes needed to remove them. Even after successful treatment, nasal polyps often return. The first-line treatment for nasal polyps is a nasal corticosteroid spray. In other cases, a one-week tapered course of oral corticosteroids such as prednisone may be necessary.

For more information please visit this service page.

If you want a more detailed assessment, please book an appointment or call us at 832-237-7777 today!