5 best Homeopathic medicines for Nasal Polyps

5 best homeopathic medicines for nasal polyps by Dr Harsh Sharma

What is a Nasal Polyp

If you have chronic obstruction of the nose, nasal voice, frequent sneezing, you could be having nasal polyps. For those who are not aware about nasal polyps, let me brief you what is a nasal polyp. First and foremost, it is worthwhile to understand that a nasal polyp is non cancerous. It is a teardrop shaped growth in the nasal cavity. At times, it forms in the sinuses or at the opening of the sinus into the nasal cavities. The polyp almost looks like a grape that has been peeled.

Nasal Polyps and their symptoms

When the nasal polyp is small, it is usually asymptomatic. There are hardly any symptoms when the size is very small. It is only the larger ones that create trouble.

  • A large nasal polyp tends to block the nasal cavity. This causes difficulty in breathing.
  • The nose remains obstructed and one has to breathe through the mouth. This allows a lot of viruses and bacteria to enter the body. These would have otherwise been stopped by the filters provided in the nasal cavity.
  • The presence of frequent cold and cough in patients with nasal polyps in a large measure due to this very fact.
  • At times, there is bleeding from the nasal polyps.
  • A constant dropping of mucous from the posterior nares is another common symptom that is seen.
  • One also tends to lose the sense of smell and taste.
  • An increased incidence of allergies is often seen in patients with nasal polyps. It has often been seen that the patient is allergic to various things. Family history of allergies is also common.
  • There is prevalence of sinusitis too in patients with nasal polyps.
  • Difficulty in breathing and wheezing may also be present.
  • Another observation is that nasal polyps occur more frequently in adults above the age of 40. Children below the age of 10 are rarely affected.
  • They are more common in men than in women.

To know more about the causes, symptoms and incidence of nasal polyps, you can read my article on nasal polyps.

Treatment of Nasal Polyps- Why go for Surgery for nasal polyps when it can be cured with Homeopathy

The ENT surgeons usually recommend getting them removed surgically as Allopathic system of medicine has no medicinal treatment for nasal polyps. Our experience is that these nasal polyps are easily treatable and there is no need to get these nasal polyps removed surgically. Homeopathy is very effective in dealing with these little growths. Not only are the symptoms removed, the growths themselves vanish over a period of time. Homeopathy is uniquely placed as it takes into account not only the symptoms, but also the causes of the problem. Some causes are at times obvious. Others may not be obvious and are subtle. These may be the stress factors that the person had been undergoing before the problem surfaced. There may be some other things that need the experience of a seasoned homeopath to decipher.

5 best homeopathic remedies for nasal polyps

A number of homeopathic remedies are used in the treatment of nasal polyps. Which particular medicine will be suitable for which patient depends upon the symptoms of each individual patient. It is beyond the scope of this article to give the complete details of all the homeopathic remedies for nasal polyps and their indications.

Here are the 5 best homeopathic remedies for nasal polyps –

  • Calcarea Carb – best medicine for nasal polyps with loss of smell

  • Phsophorus – best medicine for nasal polyps with bleeding

  • Teucrium Marum varum – best remedy for polyps with nasal obstruction

  • Conium – best homeopathic medicine for polyps with acute smell

  • Hekla Lava – best treatment for nasal polyps with distended nose

This is by no means an exhaustive list. It is only indicative in nature. As mentioned earlier, it may require a seasoned homeopath to get a handle on the right homeopathic medicine that may be indicated for an individual.

1. Calcarea Carb-One of the best homeopathic medicines for nasal polyps with loss of smell

In cases where there is loss of smell along with other symptoms, Calcarea Carb is one of the best homeopathic medicines for nasal polyps. The nose seems stopped. The nostrils may be dry. Sneezing is persitent. At times, there is fetid discharge that is yellowish in colour. The patient is very sensitive to cold air and cold weather. He ends up takeing cold at every change of weather. He has increased appetite along with the symptoms of cold. The patient is usually fat and sweats profusely on the head. The sweating on the head is present even at night and the pillow gets completely soaked in sweat. The symptoms are worse in wet weather.

2. Phosphorus- One of the best homeopathic medicines for nasal polyps with bleeding

Where there is bleeding from the nose or from the polyp, Phosphorus is one of the best homeopathic medicines for nasal polyps. The polyp bleeds ever so often that the handkerchief remains bloody. The physical build of the patient is such that he is easily identified by his looks as the patient is usually tall, slender and thin. There is markedly increased thirst and that too for cold water. The nostrils move in a circular fan like motion while breathing. There is increased sensitivity to noise and light.

3. Teucrium Marum Varum- One of the best homeopathic medicines for polyps with obstruction of nose

When the nose remains obstructed, more on the side that one lies on, Teucrium Marum Varum is one of the best homeopathic medicines for nasal polyps. Polyps are often present near the posterior nares. There is sensation of something crawling in nostrils. Sneezing and watery discharge from the eyes are also frequently present. There is chronic cold and large mucous plugs or clinkers are discharged frequently.

4. Conium- One of the best homeopathic medicines for nasal polyps with acute smell

Where the sense of smell is acute along with other symptoms, Conium is one of the best homeopathic medicines for polyps. There is purulent discharge from the nose. Frequent sneezing is also present. A sense of dryness keeps troubling the patient. There is obstruction of nose, more so in the morning.

5. Hekla Lava- One of the best homeopathic medicines for nasal polyps with distended nose

In cases where the large polyps end up distending the nose, Hekla Lava is one of the best homeopathic medicines for polyps. Headache is often present along with the nasal symptoms.

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Queries on 5 best Homeopathic medicines for Nasal Polyps
  1. Nasal polyps for the last 20 years, I am aged 79
    and was diabetic taking insulin 50 units till June, 2016 and shifted to Natural living and stopped Insulin from June, 2016. so also stopped all allopathic treatment since then. Angioplasty done during 2012 and installed a stint, taken medicine for Prostates, stopped now, taking homeopathic medicine.

  2. Dear Sir,
    My polyp is in the left nostril from almost 6 months it is small in size I can breathe from that nostril almost 20 hours a day full blockage is only for 4 to 5 hours a day I cannot smell from left nostril I m 37 years old kindly suggest me the medicine I m really very disturbed because of this polyp.

  3. I am a chronic patient of Nasal polis aged 55and have operated twice 12 years back but my problem has not been solved.
    My right nostril get blocked and it becomes difficult to breath.
    Kindly advice me.

  4. M’y dauther,age 6 years.nasal polyps left n’ose.every Winter season and rainy season she suffering with asma last two years.she is thin.pl prescribe a best medicine for m’y dauther.

  5. K.sathyanarayana Rao
    Hyderabad telangana.

    Sir
    I am taking home medicine since.last six months for nasal polyps no improvement please tell me how many months it will take complete cure.

  6. Hello
    I am Tabassum have been suffering from nasal polyps and chronic sinusitis and DNS from 2004. Two times got operated but still having the same problem. Symptoms are
    Nasal block
    Heaviness in frontal region
    Extremely sensitive to cold weather and dry ear
    Frequent headache and root eye pain
    Anosmia and nasal twang in voice
    Frequent pain in ear mostly right , with hearing loss

    Please advise me homeopathic remedies with dose and some medicine for local application.
    Thanking you in advance.

  7. I have poly in right side from nose to throat.and headache also.plz tell good meficine.I have snoring PBM.I have breathing PBM.

  8. Hello…i got my surgery done for nasal polyps and septoplasty 5 months back..now i am having blockage on left side of my nose.its not cmplete blockage its kind of obstruction …i dont want to go for surgery again…as it costs a lot of time and money…kindly help!!!!

  9. Hi my name is Louise im52 yes I’ve suffered with nasal polyps for years tried almost everything .its worse when I have a cold ,or hayfever just a quick question I take citlopram for hot flashes and am onhrt patches is it safe to takehomeapathy with these. The headaches along with this is awfull its just the one side with pressure any information would be grateful dreading summer with the hayfever.

  10. Hi I have Nasal polyp on right side, have loss of smell and blocked nose, due to this I breath heavy through mouth and snore very loud. I can show you pictures. Which medicine would you recommend?

  11. Since last 4 to 5 years my son (who is 13 now )is facing a problem of polyps , he is unable to breathe… And many times he is using nasal drops .. So that he could breathe … I have gone for allopathy as well homopathic treatment but nothing could help.. So really worried as he frequently faces this problem .

  12. I got surgery for nasal polyp in year 2010. Now again it has re occurred. My left nasal is fully block. I do not want surgery this time. Please tell me homeopathic medicine for treatment . How long it will take to cure completely.

  13. Sir, I am 54 year old. I was facing breathing problem and blockage of nostrils. I cannot stand few minutes in cold atmosphere. I consulted an ENT doctor and after undergoing Endoscopy he has advised me to undergo operation for Nasal Polyps but I have undergone angioplasty 6 months back and taking blood thinner. I have also afflicted by tiny stroke after my angioplasty and taking blood thinner is must for me. Under this cirumstances, please adivse me whether undergoing operation for Nasal Polyp is advisable and if there is any medicine in homeopathy for permanent removal of Nasal poly, please let me know.

    Regards,

    P.V Madhavan

  14. I have polyps in both sides dr has advised surgery please give name of medicine and tell me how to take

  15. DR. Harsh, I can’t breath properly throughout the year. I can’t stand in cold breeze for few minutes. Xray shows polyp in the left nostril and suggested surgery but I do not want a surgery. Please suggest what to do??

  16. Namashkar Dr. Sir,
    Mera naam suresh sharma hai. Mujhe nasal ployps hai. 3 – 4 sal se hua hai.pahele itna taklif nhi hua krta tha per aur problem jayada ho gyi hai. Pls treatment bataiye. Kaise aur kab khana h pls ye b bataiyega.

  17. My son is suffering from nasal polyps and he snores alot in night also sound little diffrent. His hight is not as per his agag10yrs. Dctors advised for operation. Please help me suggest me the homeopathic medicine with dose to be given to him.

  18. sir, i feel some congestion when the weather is cold for few minutes, if i turn around it will be released. but i can see polyps clearly in nose with a certain gap, when ever the nose is blocked, that gap is also reduces to minimum. i am 95kg in weight, sometimes i snore, some times not. please guide me

  19. HI Dr. Harsh,

    My wife has nasal polyps, we did surgery twice, normally she loss smell and feel obstruction in nose. please suggest whatever is possible. we live in US, is it possible to send medicine to US. when she was in India, there was little problem but now it is hurting her too much

    Please help us, because she is in real pain

    Let me know if you need more info

  20. I had surgery to remove my Nasal Polyps in 2010,4months later they reappeared and they make me feel miserable. I have one fairly large polyp in my left nostril,it’s never bled and I eat a gluten free diet but it never goes away,it has shrunk a lot since stopping gluten but can you advise me what I need to take to eradicate the polyp completely.
    Thank you
    Maureen

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