Nasal polyps are soft, sac-like growths on the lining of the nose or sinuses. Treatment may include steroid sprays, corticosteroid drugs, allergy medicine and antibiotics if there is an infection. Surgery is usually necessary if the medication does not work.
Nasal polyps are benign (harmless) swellings of the mucous membrane inside the nose which occur due to chronic inflammation and swelling of the tissue. They are common and occur usually in the nasal sinuses or where the sinuses open into the nasal cavity.
Nasal polyps develop due to long-term swelling and irritation in the nose from allergies, asthma or infection. However, the exact cause of nasal polyps is still unknown. People with aspirin sensitivity, asthma, chronic sinus infections, cystic fibrosis and hay fever are at higher risk of getting nasal polyps. A small nasal polyp may not cause any symptoms, but large polyps may block the sinuses and even lead to infections. Common symptoms of nasal polyps include runny nose, stuffy or blocked nose, sneezing, loss of smell and taste, headache and pain if there is a sinus infection.
Medication is the principle treatment of nasal polyps. Nasal steroid sprays and corticosteroid drugs may reduce swelling, allergy medicine may help against itchiness and antibiotics are used if there is a bacterial infection. If the medication does not work or the nasal polyp is too large, then surgery may be needed. This leads to a reduction of symptoms in majority of cases, however nasal polyps often recur.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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