Sanjeevani Homoeopathic Clinic
20, Bholeshwar Colony, Ajay Nagar, Ajmer
+91  992 802 2888

What Is Nasal polyps ?

Nasal polyps are fleshy swellings, or polypoidal masses that develop in the lining of the nose and paranasal sinuses (air-filled spaces, communicating with the nasal cavity, within the bones of the skull and face). They are non-cancerous growths. 

Polyps vary in size; they may be yellowish brown or pink and are shaped like teardrops. As they grow they eventually look like grapes on a stem. 
Polyps usually grow in both nostrils; they can also grow on their own or in clusters. Polyps in just one side of the nose are not common. 

Large polyps and/or clusters can cause breathing difficulties. They can affect the patient's sense of smell. They may block the sinuses and cause frequent infections and other problems.

Symptoms Of Nasal Polyps :

  • Runny nose - this may be permanent, with the patient feeling as if he/she always has a cold. 
  • Persistent stuffy or blocked nose - in some cases the patient may find it hard to breathe through the nose. There may be sleeping problems. 
  • Postnasal drip - a feeling of mucus continually running down the back of the throat. 
  • Either no sense of smell or poor sense of smell - this may not improve after polyps are treated 
  • Poor sense of taste - this may not improve after polyps are treated. 
  • Pain in the face 
  • Headache 
  • Snoring 
  • Itchiness around the eyes 
  • Obstructive sleep apnea - in severe cases. This is a potentially serious condition; the patient stops breathing during sleep. 
  • Double vision - in severe cases. More likely to occur if the patient has allergic fungal sinusitis or cystic fibrosis.