HARRIS POLL SURVEY RESULTS*

  • Nearly 1/4 of chronic nasal congestion sufferers said they experience nasal congestion every day
  • 56% of nasal congestion sufferers are unaware that nasal polyps could be the cause of their symptoms
  • 85% of nasal congestion sufferers said nasal congestion impacts their daily life, with a resounding 60% saying it impacts their ability to get a good night’s sleep
  • 41% of nasal congestion sufferers said their ability to smell is impacted by their nasal congestion
  • <50% of nasal congestion sufferers sought a diagnosis from an allergist/immunologist, ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist, or other specialist, indicating that many people are not seeking medical care to look deeper at the problem or taking advantage of treatments that are available to help relieve symptoms
  • *The survey was conducted online within the United States by The Harris Poll on behalf of Optinose March 23-25 2021, among 2,016 US adults aged 18 years and older, of whom 529 have experienced chronic nasal congestion (ie, stuffy nose for 12 weeks (3 months) or more in the last year). This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated.

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, standard 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.