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Nasal Polyps

What is a Nasal Polyp?

Nasal polyps, which are benign growths on your nasal passages or sinuses, are painless and non-cancerous. They hang from your nasal ceilings like grapes or teardrops. They can be caused by chronic inflammation, allergies, drug sensitivity, asthma, and other immune disorders.


Although small nasal polyps are not usually symptomatic, larger clusters or growths of nasal polyps can block your nasal passages and cause breathing problems, loss of smell (anosmia), and frequent infections.

You should also be on the lookout for these symptoms:

  • It is difficult to breathe through your nose
  • Ageusia, or a loss of sense of taste.
  • Postnasal drip
  • Rhinitis, also known as runny nose
  • Sinus headaches
  • Coughing
  • Upper teeth pain or facial pain
  • The sinuses are under pressure
  • Itchiness around the eyes
  • Snoring and sleep apnea

How to see a doctor

If your symptoms persist for more than 10 days, you can take advantage of our Lubbock Ear and Nose Surgery services. Chronic sinusitis and nasal Polyps can be similar to other conditions such as the common cold or COVID-19 infection.

The options for treating nasal polyps have improved over the years. In many cases, it is possible to have the device removed in the office. This eliminates the need to go to the operating room. There are also new steroid implants stents that can be used to treat and possibly eradicate the disease.

No matter what case it may be, the Lubbock Sinus doctor will create a personalized treatment plan that meets your specific needs. We employ the most modern technology to deliver lasting results for children and adults in Lubbock, TX, and the South Plains.



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