They are non-cancerous growths that occur in the sinuses or nasal mucosa (lining of the nose). They are sac-like, soft, and painless. They generally start at the top of the inside of the nose (the ethmoid sinuses) and grow or hang into the open areas below. Larger polyps may obstruct the nasal airway or sinuses. Polyps occur more often in adults than children.
Allergy immunotherapy or allergy medication may be recommended to reduce an allergic response that may have caused polyps to form. Nasal steroid sprays may help with a runny nose or nasal obstruction, but symptoms will likely come back once you stop using the spray. To remove nasal polyps and allow for easier breathing, some patients may require a surgery called Polypectomy. For others, surgical opening of the ethmoidal and maxillary sinuses may be needed to remove unhealthy tissue.
If you are concerned about nasal polyps, the doctors at AllergyCorp Group can help. AllergyCorp Group has access to the latest testing and treatments, and we offer convenient Nasal and Sinus Clinics in Wilmington and Whiteville. We see adult and pediatric (5 yrs and older) patients. To make an appointment, call us at 910-399-2882 for Wilmington or 910-207-6520 for Whiteville clinic.