Nasal polyps are small, non-cancerous growths that hang in the nasal passageways. Their shape is similar to a grape or a teardrop. They are most commonly found in adults.
They can be caused by multiple things:
- Chronic inflammation due to asthma
- Recurring infection
- Drug reaction
- Certain immune disorders
What are the Symptoms of Nasal Polyps?
The smaller the polyp, the less likely symptoms may appear. Larger polyps have the ability to block the passageway, cause breathing issues, loss of smell, or frequent infections.
What is the Course of Treatment?
Medication will shrink or eliminate nasal polyps. Surgery can also be used to remove the polyps if alternative treatment is not effective.