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Nasal Polyps

What are Nasal Polyps?

Nasal Polyps are soft, painless, non-cancerous, tear-shaped growths that develop in the lining of your nose or sinuses. They are often linked to asthma, infection, allergies or certain immune disorders. Small Nasal Polyps hardly require any treatment as they are harmless but larger ones can block your nasal passages and lead to difficulty breathing, loss of sense of smell and frequent infections. 

What causes Nasal Polyps?

The exact reason for the occurrence of Nasal Polyps is not known yet. However, there are certain risk factors, such as:

  • Asthma
  • Aspirin sensitivity
  • Allergic fungal sinusitis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Churg- Strauss syndrome
  • Genetics 
What are the symptoms of Nasal Polyps?

The signs and symptoms of Nasal Polyps are:

  • Stuffy or blocked nose
  • Runny nose
  • Postnatal drip
  • Sneezing
  • Facial pain
  • Loss of sense of smell
  • Taste impairment
  • Pain in upper teeth Itching around eyes
  • Infection
  • Snoring 
How can Nasal Polyps be treated?

Nasal Polyps can be successfully treated by:

  • Medications
  • Surgery (in severe cases)