NASAL POLYPS

Description

swelling of nasal lining inside the nasal passages and sinuses

Symptoms

  1. blocked and runny nose
  2. feeling of fullness or pressure in the face
  3. snoring
  4. mucus that drips from the back of your nose down your throat 
  5. nasal stuffiness and congestion
  6. sleep apnea

Causes

  • Bronchial asthma
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Aspirin intolerance
  • alcohol intolerance
  • Churg-Strauss syndrome

Diagnostic Tests

  • CT or MRI scan
  • endoscopy
  • serological radioallergosorbent test (RAST)
  • allergy tests

Treatments

  • oral or injectable steroid
  • nasal steroids
  • Antihistamines or antibiotics 
  • endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS)

Medications

  • prednisolone
  • prednisone
  • dexamethasone