Soft growths arising from mucous membrane of nose or paranasal sinus are referred as nasal polyps. They are painless and non cancerous growths. There is no specific cause leading to nasal polyps. However, certain factors including nasal allergies, nasal infections and chronic nasal catarrh are linked with formation of nasal polyps. Nasal polyps lead to symptoms of stuffy nose, post nasal drip, sneezing, runny nose, loss of smell and headaches.
Can Homeopathy treat Nasal Polyps ?
The most common treatment option suggested by conventional system in nasal polyps is surgical removal; But surgery offers a temporary relief in many cases. This is so because surgery is just excising the polyps and not taking care of the body’s tendency to form polyps . In most cases, Nasal polyps reappear after surgery. Homeopathy offers effective, natural and alternative treatment for nasal polyps. Homeopathic medicines promise a effective treatment in nasal polyps by treating the root cause. Homeopathic medicines treat nasal polyps in a safe and gentle manner. I would rank the following six homeopathic medicines as the best homeopathic medicines for nasal polyps – Lemna Minor, Kali Bichrome, Sanguinaria Can, Calcarea Carb, Teucrium and Phosphorus.
Homeopathic treatment for Nasal Polyps:
Lemna Minor – One of the Best Homeopathic treatment for Nasal Polyps
In the list of all major homeopathic medicines for nasal polyps, Lemna Minor occupies the top rank. In my clinical practice, I have found Lemna Minor very effective in curing nasal polyps. Lemna Minor is indicated when nasal blockage is very intense from nasal polyps. Loss of smell (anosmia) may also be present . The nasal turbinate may also show marked swelling. Person may complain of thick, profuse, yellow white nasal discharge. Foul smell from nose may also accompany. Polyps that typically worsen in wet weather, indicate the use of Lemna Minor.
Kali Bichrome – Wonderful Homeopathic Medicine for Nasal Polyps Associated with Chronic Nasal Catarrh
By putting Kali Bichrome at number two, it does not mean that Kali Bi is less effective than Lemna Minor. It is equally effective as Lemna Minor and capable of curing nasal polyps when the symptoms peculiar to this medicine are found in patient. I usually prefer Kali Bichrome for treating nasal polyps in person with chronic nasal catarrh and when the nasal discharges are of thick, yellowish green, tough, viscid character. For patients requiring Kali bichrome following symptoms are most indicative of its use – The nose feels stuffed up with fullness and pain at the root of nose.There is inability to breathe through mouth. . The post nasal discharges are mostly thick, ropy and viscid nature. I have also seen excellent results with Kali Bichrome in nasal polyps associated with chronic sinusitis.
Calcarea Carb – One of the Best Homeopathic Medicines for Nasal Polyps that are left sided
Calcarea Carb is yet another excellent homeopathic medicine for nasal polyps. It is mostly indicated for left sided nasal polyps. The left sided nostril feels blocked. This may be attended with fetid yellow discharge from nose. Soreness and ulcerated sensation in nose is also felt. Offensive odor in nose is also marked. There is much swelling at the root of nose. I mainly select Calcarea Carb to treat nasal polyps in persons who tend to take cold very easily. Every change of weather worsens nasal complaints.
Sanguinaria Can – Homeopathic Medicine for Right Sided Nasal Polyps
Sanguinaria Can is next best homeopathic medicine of great help in treating nasal polyps. It shows great affinity to treat nasal polyps on right side. Chronic profuse nasal discharge and sneezing is present in along with nasal polyps. Nasal membranes are swollen and congested. Right sided headache may also appear along with nasal complaints. I use it for Right sided Nasal Polyps.
Teucrium – Homeopathic Medicine for Post Nasal Polyps
Teucrium is well indicated homeopathic medicine for post nasal polyps. I usually prescribe this medicine when nasal polyps leads to obstruction of nose on the side lain .Other symptoms that indicate its use are – There is much sneezing and stoppage of nostrils. Crawling sensation in nose may also be felt. Sense of smell is lost. Large offensive crusts may pass from nose. Person may also complain of bad taste in throat. Hawking of mucus from throat also appears along with.
Phosphorus –One of the Homeopathic Medicines for Nasal Polyps that Bleed easily
Phosphorus is one of the best homeopathic medicines for nasal polyps that bleed easily. I use Phosphorus in bleeding nasal polyps. It has always given remarkable results in polyps that are prone to bleeding. For Phosphorus to be used as a homeopathic medicine for polyps following symptoms may also be present -There is also marked coryza. There is alternation between dry and watery coryza. Sneezing, nasal blockage and loss of smell are usually present along with polyps .