Nasal Polyps are fleshy swellings that occur within the nasal passage, and though they can grow large, they are not cancerous. The cause of them is not well known, but if your nose is inflamed for a long period of time it can lead to the formation of a polyp. Sufferers will normally notice a difficulty in breathing through their nose, as occurs when suffering from a bad case of cold or flu. People may also suffer from a nasal drip and problems with their sense of taste and hearing, whilst large polyps can begin to show as physical bulges on the face. Treatment can be as straightforward as steroid drops that reduce the inflammation of the polyp, whilst tablets can also be taken to reduce the inflammation. If these tablets or drops are not effective then surgery can be used to remove the polyp.
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