Nasal Polyps 101

Nasal Polyps 101

Nasal Polyps & Chronic Sinusitis

Nasal polyps are all to familiar to those allergy sufferers. Polyps develop in the sinus cavities due to chronic inflammation. This inflammation develops  abnormal growth or fluid filled sacs resembling a peeled grape. Besides being completely disgusting what are some of the serious effects of polyps?

Well, polyps overtime grow and create blockages of the Ostia (AKA drainage holes).

Nasal polyps can be managed if treated regularly with steroids and allergy management. If nasal polyps continue to block drainage and and build bacteria surgery will need to be done to remove nasal polyps.

I hope you found this post informational. Please leave a comment below because it helps me continue to create content that my readers enjoy! Thanks!

By | 2018-04-18T18:24:27-04:00 January 16th, 2018|Chronic Sinusitis|

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I am a passionate blogger, author, speaker and 3X Board Certified MD in Infectious Disease, Internal & Sleep Medicine. I currently am an infectious disease physician in Atlanta, GA for Infectious Disease Consultants.


  1. Aadam December 2, 2014 at 1:16 am - Reply

    Good article and helpful information. Thank you for sharing this to us. Thank you so much Dr. Andrew.

    • Dr. Andrew Pugliese December 2, 2014 at 11:43 am - Reply

      Thank you for taking the time to read and give some feedback! It is greatly appreciated! Glad you enjoyed the post.

  2. Milly February 19, 2015 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    Well I was diagnosed with Nasal Polyps and they are pain in the a**… I had a surgery but it came back after few months. So now I’m on natural treatment because I just want to see if it works… The best way to get rid of them is to research about them and get as much knowledge as you can. I recommend because this website is very informative and written in simple language so everyone can understand it.
    Hope you will find it helpful too!

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  4. George Miller June 26, 2016 at 9:17 am - Reply

    When I read this story I realized just how similar it was to my condition.

    Years ago, I was so desperate to get rid of a large polyp that was completely blocking my nostril that I ended up getting surgery. It was one of the most distressing procedures I had ever experienced, not to mention the ugly scars it left me.

    At least the polyp was gone…or so I thought.

    A month later the nasal polyps were back in not just one nostril, but in both nostrils! My doctor told me not too worry, that this was totally normal and that I would just need to get another surgery or use steroid sprays every day for the rest of my life.

    I knew that there had to be another way. I searched long and hard and finally came across some simple natural remedies that finally made the nasal polyps disappear for good…to the amazement of my doctor.

    In fact, you might want to check out this article, it really helped me a lot:

    Hope it helps anyone reading this!

  5. Ashley Dancer August 5, 2016 at 11:24 am - Reply

    Thank you for posting all of the helpful information. My doctors in Boston, MA explained to me that lots of patients like me who have had their nasal polyps come back after surgery actually have a separate disease called Samter’s Triad or AERD that involves bad nasal polyps and aspirin or ibuprofen allergy. There are a couple new drugs out there that are being used now and have been a lot more helpful to me than anything else I was given before. The website with more good information is here:

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