Ellen Epstein, M.D. Specializing in Allergy and Asthma Care
165 North Village Ave • Suite 141 • Rockville Centre, NY 11570 • Phone: 516-678-0056
Nasal polyps are sac-like growths of inflammed tissue lining the nose or sinuses. The symptoms of nasal polyps may resemble a cold.
You can have small nasal polyps and experience no symptoms. Severe or larger polyps can obstruct the nasal passages as well as sinuses. Symptoms include:
Reduced or complete loss of smell
Facial pain with/without headache
Those with the following conditions are more apt to have nasal polyps:
Chronic sinus infections
• Nasal steroid sprays may help with nasal blockage or runny noses, but symptoms return if treatment is stopped.
• Corticosteroid pills or liquid may also improve symptoms.
• Antibiotics should only be taken if there is a bacterial sinus infection.
• Allergy shots may help if there is an allergic cause of the polyps.
Consult with Ellen Epstein, M.D. to help evaluate the possibility of nasal polyps. Evaluation may include nasal endoscopy, CT scan of the sinuses, and allergy testing. Treatment then can be initiated to relieve your symptoms.
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