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Nasal Polyps

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Feb 4, 2024.

What are nasal polyps?

Nasal polyps are noncancerous growths that are caused by long-term swelling of the inside of your nose. The swelling may be caused by allergies, or repeated nasal or sinus infections. Polyps usually occur in both sides of your nose. They can grow in size and number and cause your nasal tissue and bone to expand. Polyps can also grow large enough to block air going in and out of your nose.

What are the symptoms of nasal polyps?

How are nasal polyps diagnosed?

How are nasal polyps treated?

A part of treating nasal polyps is to treat the underlying condition causing the polyps. You may need antihistamines if you have allergies, or antibiotics if you have an infection. You may also need any of the following:

Treatment options

The following list of medications are in some way related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

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How can I prevent nasal polyps?

When should I contact my healthcare provider?

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