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Nasal Polyps

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Nasal Polyps

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.

What are

Nasal Polyps

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.

What Causes

Nasal Polyps?

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:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Allergic rhinitis (hay fever)
  • Aspirin sensitivity
  • Certain immune disorders
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Churg-Strauss syndrome
  • Genetics

What are the symptoms of

Nasal Polyps?

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
  • Snoring
  • Reduced sense of smell or taste
  • Postnasal drip

How are

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.

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1218 West Paces Ferry Road NW

Suite 208

Atlanta, GA 30327

770-991-2800

Monday - Thursday 8am - 4:30pm

Friday - 8am-2:30pm

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Fayetteville

1240 Highway 54 W.

Bldg 700 Suite 710

Fayetteville, GA 30214

770-991-2800

Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm

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830 Eagles Landing Parkway

Suite 102

Stockbridge, GA 30281

770-991-2800

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