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Nasal Polyps Are Noncancerous Growths

Nasal polyps are noncancerous growths that occur along the linings of the sinuses or nasal passages. Small polyps may be asymptomatic while large polyps may cause breathing problems, chronic sinus infections, and a decreased sense of smell. Nasal polyps are most common among adults, but they can develop at any age. The growths typically occur where the sinuses around the nose, eyes, and cheekbones drain into the passages leading to the nose.

Causes of Nasal Polyps

Most nasal polyps result from chronic inflammation caused by allergies, asthma, recurrent infections, immune disorders, or sensitivity to aspirin or other drugs. It is unknown why some individuals sustain chronic inflammation and why others with inflammation develop nasal polyps while others do not. Genetic variations affecting the immune system may make certain people more likely to develop polyps.

Symptoms

Individuals with nasal polyps may experience a runny nose, post nasal drip, and chronic stuffiness. The sense of smell may become impaired, which can also affect the sense of taste. Large polyps may cause pressure or pain in the face or teeth and can even lead to snoring.

Potential complications of nasal polyps include blocked air flow and persistent fluid drainage, which can cause obstructive sleep apnea, chronic or recurrent sinus infections, and asthma flares. In rare cases, the infection can spread to the eye socket or the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord.

Treatments for Polyps

Nasal, oral, and injectable steroids may be used to reduce inflammation and shrink or eliminate nasal polyps. Antihistamines and antibiotics may be used to treat allergies and recurrent infections. Patients whose nasal inflammation is caused by an aspirin sensitivity may benefit from desensitization therapy.

We are committed to providing our customers with only the highest quality compounded and prescription medications for the treatment of nasal polyps and a wide variety of other health conditions.

Medications to Treat Nasal Polyps

Over-the-Counter Medications:

  • Flonase
  • Veramyst
  • Rhinocort
  • Omnaris

Compounded Medications:
We can make nasal sprays or capsules of the following:

  • Furosemide
  • Mometasone
  • Amphotericin
  • Betamethasone
  • Budesonide
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