Nasal polyps are sac-like growths that develop in the nose and sinuses. They are painless and non-cancerous and affect adults more than children.
If you have small polyps, you may scarcely even notice them, but bigger polyps can lead to a heap of misery including obstructed nasal passages, sinusitis, trouble breathing, diminished smelling capacity, face pain, stuffed-up nose or thick mucus from the nose, postnasal drip, etc.
Managing Nasal Polyps
Nasal corticosteroid sprays can help diminish polyps. If polyps persist, surgeries can help remove them. The problem with nasal polyps is that they often return—even after medications or surgeries.
If you have polyps that won’t seem to go way, allergy immunotherapy may provide a longer-term solution. Polyps result from chronic inflammation that is often caused by allergies. Once the inflammation is treated, polyps often subside.
Allergy immunotherapy may be administered through allergy shots or, more conveniently and safely, through sublingual drops that can be taken at home. Contact America’s Best Care Plus to find a doctor in your area who can talk to you about allergy drops and how they can help with nasal polyps.