Nasal Polyps

Nasal polyps are soft, non-cancerous, and painless growths on the linings of your sinuses or nasal passages.

Nasal Polyps

Nasal polyps are soft, non-cancerous, and painless growths on the linings of your sinuses or nasal passages.

What are Nasal Polyps?

Nasal polyps are soft, non-cancerous, and painless growths on the linings of your sinuses or nasal passages. They look round or like teardrops and hang down. They are caused by chronic inflammation and can be associated with allergies, asthma, recurring infections, chronic inflammation, drug sensitivity, and certain immune disorders, or recurring infections.

Nasal polyps can appear on both the left and right sides. Sometimes, a growth that is only on one side could be a sign of a cancerous tumor.

What are the Symptoms of Nasal Polyps?

Nasal polyps can cause irritation and swelling (inflammation), in your sinus passages and sinuses.
It is possible to have chronic sinusitis even without having nasal polyps. The nasal polyps are not painful and soft. Your sinus passages and sinuses may be blocked by multiple growths or large polyps.

These are some of the common signs and symptoms that can be associated with chronic sinusitis, including nasal polyps:

  • Runny nose
  • Persistent stuffiness
  • Postnasal drip
  • Sensitivity to smell may be diminished or absent
  • The loss of sense of taste
  • Headache or facial pain
  • Upper teeth pain
  • Feeling pressure on your forehead and face
  • Snoring
  • Frequent nosebleeds

What Causes Nasal Polyps?

The mucous membranes that line the sinuses or nose can become inflamed and form polyps. The membranes can become inflamed and inflamed over time. Inflammation can cause swelling, redness, and fluid buildup.

Inflammation is usually caused by allergies and infections. Samples taken of nasal polyps had more eosinophils. This is a white blood cell linked to allergies and infections. Evidence suggests that inflammation causes small, fluid-filled growths. These growths can then become polyps.

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