Nasal Polyps Treatment; Depends On Patient’s Symptoms, Age, and Overall Health
Nasal polyp treatment usually starts with medicines, which can make even large polyps shrink or disappear. Medications that reduce inflammation may help reduce the size of the polyp and relieve symptoms of congestion. The goal of the treatment is to reduce their size or eliminate them. Medications that reduce inflammation may help reduce the size of the polyp and relieve signs and symptoms of congestion. Surgery may sometimes be needed, but it may not provide a permanent solution because polyps tend to recur.
“According to Coherent Market Insights, Increasing approvals from regulatory bodies related to nasal polyps treatment is expected to drive the global nasal polyps treatment market growth. For instance, in June 2019, Dupixent received an approval from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for treating with nasal polyps. It was manufactured by Sanofi in partnership with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. It is the first treatment that got approved for chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps. It is used when the oral steroids are unable to control the inflammation and to avoid the surgical method. Hence, such approvals are expected to impact positively on the global nasal polyps treatment market growth.”
Nasal polyps are soft, painless, noncancerous growths on the lining of the nasal passages or sinuses. These growths are often shaped like teardrops and form in groups. Symptoms of nasal polyps may include headaches, snoring, sneezing, loss of taste or smell, a runny or stuffed up nose, and pain (in some cases). People with nasal polyps also report feeling like they have constant head cold. When nasal polyps are left untreated, they develop serious health conditions like sinus infection, Asthma flare ups, and Obstructive sleep apnea.
They can be a major inconvenience and can interfere with the normal drainage and ventilation of the sinuses. The size of the polyps may vary and can be clustered or may grow alone. The cause of nasal polyps can be due to cystic fibrosis, sinus infections, asthma, allergic infections, etc. Nasal polyp treatments such as medications are used to shrink or eliminate nasal polyps, as well as surgery is sometimes needed to remove them. Nasal polyps should be diagnosed by a doctor and can be treated through medication and/or surgery.
Medication and outpatient surgery can shrink nasal polyps and relieve the symptoms of nasal polyps. Oral corticosteroids are the most effective medical treatment for nasal polyps. In June 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Dupixent (dupilumab) to treat adults with nasal polyps accompanied by chronic rhinosinusitis (prolonged inflammation of the sinuses and nasal cavity).