Nasal Polyp Treatment

Nasal polyps are highly upsetting to patients. They cause almost complete nose blockage, with loss of sense of smell and taste, inability to sleep properly etc. Polyp suffers sound like they have a constant cold and are very snuffly. It is no fun. Treatment is a combination of anti allergy medication, allergy tests are usually required as well. 10% of patients have aspirin sensitivity and asthma, they respond well to anti-leucotriene medication, as in these patients aspirin, which naturally blocks the cyclo-oxygenase enzyme (COX2), leads to a major imbalance of the prostaglandin mediated part of the inflammatory pathway, with over activity of the leucotriene element – which sets off rhinitis and then polyps.

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Mike Dilkes MS FRCS(ORL-HNS), FRCSEd, FRCS

Mike Dilkes Health Hub @ Herne Hill is South London's private medical center. HealthHub has the resources required to run a full clinic service for the majority of medical specialities. From blood tests and prescriptions, to sports injuries and sports medicine.

Patients can book consultations, testing, procedures and surgery, including - Allergies, ENT, Male Health, Botox, Endoscopy, Laser Hair Removal, Minor Injury, Minor Operations, Vaccinations, Travel Vaccinations, Diet, Nutritional Therapy, Snoring and Sleep Apnea Monitoring, Emergency Care and other medical treatments.

Over 10 expert physicians are ready to meet with you, discuss your concerns, and provide the tests and treatments you need -- including: Medically qualified doctors and consultants in Ear Nose and Throat, Head and Neck, and Neurology; Clinical Psychology; Psychotherapy and Counseling; Sexual Psychology and Counseling; Integrative Counselling; Acupuncture; Clinical Sport and Remedial Massage Therapy; and Nutritionist.

Flexible appointments, so you'll quickly see a specialist, with minimal wait in the office.