Nasal polyps are polypoidal masses arising mainly from the mucous membranes of the nose and paranasal sinuses. Nasal polyps are usually classified into antrochaonal polyps and ethmoidal polyps. Antrochaonal polyps arise from the maxillary sinuses and the ethmoidal polyps arise from the ethmoidal sinuses. Antrochoanal polyps are usually single and unilateral whereas ethmoidal polyps are multiple and bilateral. ...

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Nasal polyps Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... You may have a single nasal polyp or several, clustered together like grapes on a stem. The polyps are generally soft and pearl colored, with a consistency like jelly. Very small single or multiple po...
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Causes
... Although you may think of your nose mainly in terms of its appearance, it filters, warms and moistens the air you breathe, and it transmits scent-related information to your brain. Your nose is mainly...
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Nasal polyps Prevention

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Prevention
... In many cases, polyps can''t be prevented. But if you have asthma, hay fever or chronic sinus infections, managing your symptoms may reduce the chances that polyps will develop or recur. That means ta...
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Nasal polyps Treatment

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Complications
... A single, small nasal polyp rarely causes complications, but a large polyp or many smaller polyps (polyposis) may lead to the following: Acute or chronic sinus infections. Obstructive sleep apnea &mda...
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Treatment
... If you have one or more small polyps, your doctor is likely to prescribe a corticosteroid nasal spray such as fluticasone (Flonase), triamcinolone (Nasacort), budesonide (Rhinocort), flunisolide (Nasa...
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Nasal polyps Other

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Overview
... It''s hard to breathe, your nose drips constantly and your sense of smell just isn''t what it used to be. If this sounds like you, you probably blame allergies or a chronic sinus infection. But in som...
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