Another short list of quick medical facts, this time on Nasal Polyps! We talk about what they are, where they’re found and how they come to affect you.
- They are common growths, which are often non-cancerous, they vary in size and more often than not it’s the larger polyp that causes problems.
- Nasal polyps are often found in between the nasal cavity and the sinus. While there are some medications designed to shrink polyps, larger ones may require surgical removal.
- Symptoms can include: a stuffed nose, itching around the eyes, sneezing, postnasal drip, face pain, infection and diminished sense of smell and taste.
- They are different from adenoids and tonsils, although similarly they are extra tissues, polyps can develop and fill with inflammatory cells.
- They’re commonly seen in asthmatics; polyps interfere with your sense of smell and are frequently found in people with allergies to aspirin and any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory.
Keep tuned for more E.N.T blog posts coming in the future. And remember this blog is not a substitute for medical care.