Polyps are soft, teardrop-shaped and can be pink or yellowish-brown in colour. They often form as a result of prolonged inflammation and can cause infections or breathing problems.
Polyps commonly occur in people in their 30s or 40s but can arise at any age. Those who have asthma, certain disorders such as cystic fibrosis, chronic sinusitis or allergies are more likely to develop nasal polyps.
In some cases, nasal polyps do not present any symptoms; however, if they do, one may experience:
- Runny nose
- Postnasal drip
- Persistent stuffiness
- No sense of smell or a poor sense of smell
- Frequent nose bleeds
- Sleep apnea
- A feeling of pressure over the face or forehead
- Loss of sense of taste
The risk for nasal polyps can be reduced by practicing hand hygiene to protect against infections that affect the nasal passage, using a nasal rinse to remove irritants or properly managing your asthma or allergies.
If you are experiencing symptoms associated with nasal polyps for more than 10 days, please see a constant at NuLife Hospital. Our experts may order tests that include imaging, a nasal endoscopy, and blood or allergy tests. Treatment may involve medications or surgery.
- Staring Price