Common questions

What causes cysts in your sinuses?

What causes cysts in your sinuses?

Cysts are known to develop in the sinuses when a mucus secreting gland becomes blocked by inflammation or no apparent cause. There are two kinds of nasal polyps. The most common occurrence of nasal polyps are the ethmoidal polyps which develop in the ethmoid sinuses.

Do nasal cysts need to be removed?

We usually suggest the surgical removal of nasal polyps only if non-surgical treatments do not improve symptoms or if growths are so large that they are causing severe disruption to quality of life.

How do I get rid of a cyst on my maxillary sinus?

Generally, treatment includes enucleation of the cyst and/or surgical excision, including endoscopic observation in some cases. Long-term multidisciplinary postoperative patient observation should be performed, especially in cases with high recurrence.

Are cysts in sinuses common?

Retention cysts in paranasal sinuses are common, incidental finding at radiographic examinations and are reported to occur in between 1.4% to 9.6% of the general population1.

Can I remove nasal polyps yourself?

Do not try to remove nasal polyps yourself You should nevertry to remove nasal polyps at home. Not only may such extraction attempts fail, but you may also cause side effects such as bleeding and infection.

Which nasal spray is best for nasal polyps?

Topical nasal steroid sprays, such as Flonase (fluticasone propionate) and Nasonex (mometasone furoate), can help reduce the size of nasal polyps and prevent polyps from growing back after surgery.

How do you treat a nasal cyst naturally?

Natural remedies for chronic sinus infections

  1. Drinking plenty of fluids. Fluids help to thin out mucus, which makes it easier to pass through your sinus passages.
  2. Applying warm compresses. Create a warm compress using a soft washcloth and warm (not hot) water.
  3. Using a neti pot.

Can sinus cyst cause eye problems?

Patients with cysts of the maxillary sinus may present to the ophthalmologist with proptosis, enophthalmos, diplopia, ptosis, epiphora, and, rarely, decreased visual acuity.

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