What are Nasal Polyps?

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.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Symptoms can include: a stuffed nose, itching around the eyes, sneezing, postnasal drip, face pain, infection and diminished sense of smell and taste.
  4. They are different from adenoids and tonsils, although similarly they are extra tissues, polyps can develop and fill with inflammatory cells.
  5. 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.

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Keep tuned for more E.N.T blog posts coming in the future. And remember this blog is not a substitute for medical care.

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