Posted on May 01, 2008 | Comments 0
Are you suffering with constant nose drips associated with difficulty in breathing? Did you find any changes in your sense of smell than before? Then these symptoms can indicate the presence of nasal polyps in your nose.
Most of the times people with these signs suspect an allergy, nasal allergy or sinus infection in them. But, in fact, these symptoms can also indicate a chronic inflammation in lining of your nose which can result in nasal polyps.
Most of the small nasal polyps usually cause very few problems for you, but if you are affected with larger one, then it can interfere your breathing and reduces your smell sensing capabilities. In certain cases, this kind of chronic inflammation in your nose can lead to snoring problems or dull head aches and in some rare cases, massive nasal polyps can change the shape of your face.
Nasal polyps are associated with many respiratory diseases!
More often these nasal polyps are associated with many other respiratory disorders like allergic rhinitis, asthma, aspirin allergy and also chronic sinusitis, which is mainly caused by fungal and bacterial infections.
These abnormal growths in nose are more common in people with non- allergic asthma and rhinitis, rather than in people suffering with these allergic conditions.
Chance for nasal polyps to reappear after surgery!
Nasal polyps can be treated with many different therapies and surgical methods. If the problem is severe, then surgery is necessary to remove this growth of chronic inflammation.
Removal of these polyps does not assure in preventing the re-growth of these non-cancerous substances in your nose. But, there is chance for repeating this surgical removal method of nasal polyps if necessary.
You can experience these manifestations, if you have nasal polyps:
Most of the people with nasal polyps experience nasal congestion, which can be severe and cannot be treated with normal allergy medications. Other common symptoms include:
- Runny nose which is accompanied with clear or discolored mucus.
- Your ability to sense the smell and taste decreases.
- You can also experience severe headache and sinus pressure.
However, facial pain is more common in people with chronic sinusitis when compared with those who suffer with nasal polyps. Whenever you find these abnormalities or signs of infection, immediately consult your health care provider and take proper medications in order to avoid further complications in life.
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