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:
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.
Medical Review June 2019.