Nasal Polyp Treatments

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Small nasal polyps may not cause any symptoms. Larger polyps may block airflow, making it difficult to breathe through your nose. Polyps can also cause:

  • Reduction in your sense of smell
  • Stuffiness
  • Facial pressure
  • Snoring
  • A runny nose
  • Mouth breathing
  • Difficult to control asthma

Shrinking Nasal Polyps

Medicines that treat nasal polyps and the symptoms they cause include:

  • Steroid nasal sprays to reduce swelling, increase nasal airflow and help shrink polyps
  • Allergy medications to help reduce swelling and shrink polyps
  • Saline irrigations to clean the nose
  • Antibiotics to eliminate bacterial infection, if present
  • Other anti-inflammatory medications

Removing Nasal Polyps

In some cases, you may need surgery to address the issue. We offer:

  • Polypectomy — Removal of nasal polyps. If the polyps are small, this can be done in your doctor's office. Polyps often return, so the procedure may need to be repeated.
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery — Removing the nasal polyps and opening the sinuses where the polyps form.