Generally, nasal polyps are soft, noncancerous, and harmless growths that hang like grapes in the nasal passage. However, when larger nasal polyps form, they can completely block the nasal passage, cause breathing problems, or result in chronic infections. The experienced medical team at the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia helps patients with nasal blockages find a treatment plan that works for their lifestyle.
Common Causes of Nasal Polyps
Nasal polyps are thought to be the direct result of constant nasal irritation. While the exact origin of nasal polyps is unknown, it is commonly believed that constant irritation can cause mucus membrane and nasal tissue inflammation. There are many nasal and sinus issues that promote the growth of nasal polyps. Listed below are some of the many conditions linked to nasal polyp formation treated at the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia:
- Allergic reaction to aspirin, ibuprofen, and other pain relievers
- Allergic fungal sinusitis, an allergic reaction to airborne fungi
- Chronic rhinitis or sinusitis
- Chronic infections
While preexisting sinus and nasal conditions are often linked to nasal polyps, it is possible that growths can form without previous nasal issues. Genetic predisposition and family medical history are also factors that affect the growth of nasal polyps.
Treatment for Nasal Polyps at The Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia
Our experienced team of allergy and sinus specialists at the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia offers a variety of treatment options for patients with nasal polyps. After an initial consultation to discuss sinus issues, family history, and lifestyle, our allergists will most likely order a few tests to determine the location and size of the nasal polyps. Our doctors then work with our patients to create an individualized treatment plan. Listed below are some of the conservative and surgical treatment options available for patients with nasal polyps:
- Nasal steroids
- Oral or injectable steroids
- Anti-inflammatory medication
- Surgical intervention
Find relief for nasal polyps at the Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia. Our staff of board certified allergists helps patients breathe easier. Schedule an appointment at one of our Atlanta area offices by calling (770) 459-0620 or by using our online contact form. The Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia, P.C. has easily accessible locations near Atlanta in communities like Carrollton, Villa Rica, Newnan, Smyrna/Vinings, Peachtree City/Fayetteville, and Douglasville.