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What are Nasal Polyps?

Description of the disease

Nasal polyps are small, soft growths that develop in the nasal passages or sinuses. They can occur as single or multiple growths and can lead to breathing and olfaction problems.


  • ethmoidal polyps
  • maxillary polyps
  • sphenoidal polyps


Symptoms of nasal polyps include difficulty breathing through the nose, loss of smell, facial pressure, and frequent sinus infections.


Causes of nasal polyps may include chronic sinusitis, allergies, genetic predisposition, and certain types of asthma.


Diagnosing nasal polyps may involve X-rays, CT scans, and nasal endoscopy.


Treatment of nasal polyps may involve the use of medications such as steroid sprays and antibiotics, and in some cases, surgical removal of the polyps.


Prevention of nasal polyps may involve avoiding allergens, regular nasal cleaning, and treating sinusitis and asthma.


Patients with suspected nasal polyps are advised to consult an otolaryngologist for diagnosis and treatment.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice.