WHAT ARE NASAL POLYPS?

CHRONIC NASAL CONGESTION? 
IT COULD BE NASAL POLYPS

If you have nasal polyps or think you might, know that they are pretty common. In fact, about 1 in 25 adults in the United States have nasal polyps. They result from chronic inflammation and can occur high and deep within your nasal passages and sinuses. This makes them difficult to see with a routine nasal exam. Many people who have nasal polyps do not know they have them.

The symptoms of nasal polyps last at least 3 months. Because nasal polyps and associated inflammation block passages high and deep in the nose, traditional nasal sprays may have a hard time reaching them. This may be why you’re not getting the relief you need.

NASAL POLYPS ARE HIGH 
AND DEEP INSIDE THE NOSE

Nasal polyps are soft, noncancerous (or benign) growths high in the lining of your nasal passages or sinuses. Larger growths or groups of nasal polyps can block your nasal passages and sinuses.

Medicine can shrink or eliminate nasal polyps. Many people feel their symptoms improve over time when their medicine targets inflammation at the source of the problem. For some people, surgery is needed to remove nasal polyps.

If you would like to know more, take a look at frequently asked questions about understanding nasal polyps.