Nasal Polyps

Nasal Polyps offered in Tampa and Brandon, FL

Nasal Polyps

If you’re prone to repeated sinus inflammation or infections, your risk of nasal polyps increases. At Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates, conservative therapies are available to treat bothersome nasal polyps so that you can breathe easily. Our experienced medical team creates a treatment plan to ease your symptoms and improve your sinus function. Call the nearest office in Carrollwood, South Tampa, or Brandon, Florida, today to schedule a consultation for nasal polyps, or book an appointment online.

Nasal Polyps Q&A

What are nasal polyps?

Nasal polyps are soft, noncancerous growths that develop on the lining of your nasal passages and sinus cavity.

Polyps can grow if you have underlying medical conditions like asthma, allergies, or recurrent sinus infections that cause persistent inflammation.

At Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates, we provide comprehensive care for nasal polyps in adults and children, including diagnostic evaluations and personalized treatment plans. The team takes an evidence-based approach to relieving the symptoms polyps cause so that you can breathe easy.

When should I schedule an evaluation for nasal polyps?

Small nasal polyps might not require treatment, but if you have large polyps that interfere with your breathing or cause discomfort, you should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates.

Polyps and the inflammation that triggers their growth can cause symptoms like:

  • Snoring
  • Runny nose
  • Nosebleeds
  • Nasal congestion
  • Postnasal drip
  • Headache or facial pain
  • Reduced sense of smell

If you have any of these symptoms that interfere with your quality of life or last longer than 10 days, the medical team recommends that you schedule an evaluation to get an accurate diagnosis.

The team may also recommend blood or skin tests to determine if you have allergies that cause sinus inflammation and increase your risk of nasal polyps.

The team discusses your treatment choices based on your exam and test results.

How are nasal polyps treated?

Your treatment plan for nasal polyps will depend on the size of the growths and where they are. The Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates team will initially recommend medication to shrink polyps and control existing sinus inflammation.

If medication can’t effectively shrink polyps, your provider will most likely recommend a new class of medications called biologics, or outpatient surgery. 

If surgery is pursued, you’ll need to use a medicated nasal spray and/or a biologic to prevent sinus inflammation and the return of polyps.

Call the Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates office near you today to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for symptoms of nasal polyps, or book an appointment online.