A nasal polyp is a lump of tissue that grows into the nasal passages. One or more polyps may block the nasal passages, making it hard for you to breathe. Nasal polyps also can reduce your sense of smell.
Your doctor may treat small polyps with nasal sprays or pills that contain corticosteroids. These are medicines that can reduce swelling. Nasal polyps can be a long-term problem. Surgery is sometimes needed to remove polyps.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if:
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Current as of: May 12, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Charles M. Myer III, MD - Pediatrics, Otolaryngology
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