What’s going on behind the scenes?
Nasal polyps form when inflammation turns the lining of the sinuses into pale, soft growths. Nasal polyps are slow-growing and are usually present for years before they cause nasal blockage. Although some people can develop polyps with no previous nasal problems, there’s often a trigger for developing polyps. These triggers include: asthma, allergies, and sinus infections.
How Tucson ENT can help
Unfortunately, there is no cure for nasal polyps, as this is a chronic disease. However, there is effective treatment to help control the proliferation of polyps. Allergy treatment with topical medication and rinses are a staple. Sometimes allergy immunotherapy with shots or drops are necessary to control polyp growth. Surgery is usually necessary as well to remove the blockage so that the lining of the sinuses can be accessed by topical medications. More recently, new medications targeting inflammation are proving to be helpful in difficult cases. For patients with nasal polyps and chronic sinusitis, it is important to remember that continuous treatment of nasal inflammation on a regular basis is essential for long-term control of symptoms.
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