Nasal Polyps

Nasal Polyps

At the ENT, Sinus & Hearing Care Center, we often encounter patients with concerns about growths in their nasal passages. Nasal polyps are soft, noncancerous growths that can develop on the linings of the sinuses or nasal passages. While typically benign, they can cause discomfort and complications if they become large or numerous.

A Closer Look at Nasal Polyps

Nasal polyps resemble small, teardrop-shaped growths. They can develop in anyone but are more prevalent among young to middle-aged adults. Even children are not exempt from these formations.

Causes Behind Nasal Polyps

Understanding the cause can help in addressing the root of the problem. Nasal polyps often arise due to:
  • Chronic inflammation from sinusitis or nasal passage inflammation
  • Allergies
  • Recurring infections
  • Asthma
  • Certain immune disorders or drug sensitivities

Recognizing the Symptoms

In many instances, small polyps may not exhibit noticeable symptoms. However, larger or multiple polyps can cause:
  • Constant stuffiness
  • A runny nose or postnasal drip
  • Diminished sense of smell or taste
  • Facial pain or a sense of pressure
  • Headaches or pain in the upper teeth
  • Snoring

How We Diagnose Nasal Polyps

At our clinic, we take a systematic approach to diagnose nasal polyps. This begins with:
  • A thorough medical history review
  • Physical examination of the nasal passages
  • Allergy tests when required
  • Imaging studies for a detailed view
  • Nasal endoscopy for a closer examination
  • Pediatric patients may undergo a cystic fibrosis test

Treating Nasal Polyps

Treatment predominantly starts with medication. Depending on the size and number of polyps:
  • Nasal corticosteroid sprays may be prescribed
  • If the above doesn’t suffice, oral or injectable corticosteroids may be considered
  • Endoscopic surgery might be suggested for severe cases or for recurrent polyps
  • Post-surgery, continued use of a corticosteroid nasal spray can prevent recurrence
  • Saline rinse may be recommended for healing after surgery

When Should You Seek Help?

If you or someone you know is struggling with persistent nasal or sinus issues, it’s imperative to consult professionals. Our dedicated team at ENT, Sinus & Hearing Care Center is equipped to offer a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and tailor the treatment to suit your unique needs.


Nasal polyps, while non-threatening, can considerably impact your quality of life. Timely intervention can prevent complications. Trust our seasoned experts to guide you towards optimal nasal health. Reach out to ENT, Sinus & Hearing Care Center to embark on your journey towards clearer nasal passages today!