Nasal Polyps and Asthma

Nasal polyps are small growths on the lining of the inside of the nose or sinus cavities. They are not cancerous. They are usually soft and painless. A patient may get nasal polyps if they have chronic inflammation in their sinuses. People with respiratory diseases such as asthma, allergic rhinitis and chronic sinusitis often have nasal polyps. 

Symptoms of nasal polyps include:

  • Runny or stuffed nose
  • Postnasal drip
  • Loss of smell or taste
  • Headaches
  • Sinus pressure
  • Itchy eyes
  • Sneezing

Treatment may include allergy treatment, environmental control of allergens, nasal corticosteroid sprays, nasal saline rinses and surgery. Proper asthma and allergy management can help prevent nasal polyps.

Asthma Care for Adults
Knowing how to manage asthma is important for better health and quality of life. We offer an online course called ASTHMA Care for Adults. This comprehensive program covers a full range of topics everyone with asthma needs to know. This self-paced online course is presented in different formats, such as videos, animations, handouts and more.

Medical Review June 2019.