Nasal polyps are noncancerous fleshy swellings that develop in the lining of the nose and paranasal sinuses (the air-filled spaces linked to the nasal cavity). Any condition that triggers chronic inflammation of the nasal passages or sinuses may increase your risk of developing nasal polyps, such as sinusitis, allergies, drug sensitivity, asthma, infections or certain immune disorders.
- A runny nose, postnasal drip and/or persistent stuffiness
- Snoring and/or sleep apnea
- Decreased or loss of sense of smell
- Loss of sense of taste
- Facial pain and/or pain in your upper teeth
- Headaches and/or sense of pressure over your forehead and face
- Asthma flareups
Anyone can be affected; although it appears nasal polyps are more prevalent in adults than children. Symptoms of chronic sinusitis and nasal polyps are similar to those of many other conditions, including the common cold, so it is important to get a proper diagnosis. Call Cedar Crest Ear, Nose, and Throat Associates today to schedule an appointment 610-770-9797.
Cedar Crest Ear, Nose, and Throat Services
1251 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Suite. 110,
Adult and Pediatrics * Allergy testing and treatment * Ear disorders
Hearing and balance * Hearing aid sales and repair * Head & neck cancer
Sleep apnea/snoring * Swallowing disorders * Voice disorders
Sinus Disease * Thyroid Disorders * Lump in the neck
Chronic Stuffy Nose * Sore Throat * Post Nasal Drip