ENT of Georgia South and
Nasal polyps are a common source of nasal obstruction, affecting millions of Americans each year. At ENT of Georgia South, we pride ourselves on patient satisfaction and dedicate ourselves to the treatment and relief of sinus and nasal conditions. If you suffer from nasal polyps, schedule an appointment today.
Nasal polyps are soft, non-cancerous inflammatory growths that develop on the lining of the nasal passages or sinuses. The painless masses are tear-shaped in appearance and can range in size from small to large. Small nasal polyps may not require no treatment, but the larger the polyps, the more likely that they will cause problems in the nose, such as blocking normal sinus drainage.
Medical researchers still lack a full understanding of why nasal polyps develop in some patients and not others. In most cases, the formation of nasal polyps can be linked to chronic inflammation of the mucous membranes in the nose and sinuses.
This inflammation may be due to various factors, including:
Allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
Certain immune disorders
What are the symptoms of
While small nasal polyps don’t always symptoms or require treatment, larger polyps can cause:
- Persistent nasal congestion
- Recurring sinus infections (sinusitis)
- Difficulty breathing through the nose
- Reduced sense of smell or taste
- Postnasal drip
Nasal Polyps Treated?
Treatments such as corticosteroid nasal sprays, allergy medications, and antibiotics often relieve the symptoms caused by nasal polyps.
When medications aren’t effective at treating your symptoms, particularly in cases where nasal polyps are especially large, surgery may be recommended. Ballon Sinuplasty or endoscopic sinus surgery are treatment options offered by the physicians at ENT of Georgia South.