Nasal Polyp

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nasal polyp

1) What is a nasal polyp?

Nasal polyps are abnormal lesions(growth) that originate from any part of the nasal mucosa or paranasal sinuses. Multiple polyps can occur in children with chronic sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, cystic fibrosis (CF), or allergic fungal sinusitis (AFS)

They usually occur due to long-standing inflammation of mucous membranes.

They’re usually found around the area where the sinuses open into the nasal cavity. 

They vary in size and are found in both the nostrils.

2)How do you detect nasal polyp?

A general physical examination of nose by the doctor confirms the diagnosis.Often polyps are visible with the aid of a torch.

However, in some cases the following tests may be required:

• Nasal Endoscopy

• CT scan

• Skin prick allergy test

• Test for cystic fibrosis

3)What causes nasal polyp?

The exact cause is not known. Since nasal polyps are a result of long-standing inflammation of the mucosa, it is suggested that inflammation causes fluid to accumulate in the cells of the mucous membrane.

• Allergic rhinitis

• Asthma

• Sensitivity to aspirin

• Cystic fibrosis

• Frequent colds

4)Can a nasal polyp be cancer?

Nasal polyps are noncancerous (benign) abnormal growths inside the nasal cavity or paranasal sinuses and are caused by inflammation in the nose.

5)Is it painful?

They are pain-free and noncancerous. They don’t cause any problems if they’re small. The large polyp may obstruct the airway.

6)How do you know you have nasal polyp?

Patient may complain of thefollowing signs and symptoms:

• Watery nasal discharge

• Persistent stuffy nose

• Mouth Breathing

• Postnasal drip

• Loss of sense of smell

• Poor sense of taste

• Snoring, dull headaches and rhinorrhea.

7)How long does it take to recover from nasal polyp surgery?

The average time for recovery from Nasal Polyp Surgery is about two or three weeks.

8)How do you prevent nasal polyp?

Manage allergies and asthma

Avoid nasal irritants

Maintain good hygiene

Humidify your home.

Use a nasal rinse or nasal lavage

9)Do polyps in the nosebleed?

No, Nasal polyps are benign, noncancerous growths or swellings in the lining of the nasal cavity which result in obstruction of a nose.

10)Do nasal polyp grow back after surgery?

Most people who have gone for a surgery see an improvement, but it’s common for polyps to reoccur, usually within a few years. You may need to keep using a steroid nasal spray after surgery to stop the polyps from returning quickly.

11)Is nasal polyp hereditary?

Yes,Nasal polyps are frequently found to run in families.

12)Can nasal polyps cause snoring?

Yes, because of obstruction patients can’t breathe through their nose, So they breathe through the mouth during sleep which results into snoring.

For more information, you can visit NHS and Wikipedia.

Nasal Polyp

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