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Nasal polyp

Also known as Nose Polyp

Nasal polyps are polypoidal masses arising mainly from the mucous membranes of the nose and paranasal sinuses. They are overgrowths of the mucosa that frequently accompany allergic rhinitis. They are freely movable and nontender.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with nasal polyp, 72% report having nasal congestion, 48% report having headache, and 30% report having painful sinuses. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of nasal polyp are nosebleed, painful sinuses, and disturbance of smell or taste, although you may still have nasal polyp without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with nasal polyp often receive x-ray computed tomography, excision, diagnostic procedures on nose; mouth and pharynx, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), magnetic resonance imaging, other non-or therapeutic procedures on nose; mouth and pharynx, other or therapeutic procedures on nose; mouth and pharynx and other diagnostic procedures on skin and subcutaneous tissue .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with nasal polyp include mometasone nasal product, montelukast (singulair), fluticasone nasal product, cefuroxime, fluticasone topical product, moxifloxacin (avelox), beclomethasone nasal product, azelastine nasal, budesonide, guaifenesin / pseudoephedrine, budesonide nasal product, phenylephrine (duramax) and tetracaine topical product .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for nasal polyp include age 45-59 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.2x
1-4 years
0.1x
5-14 years
0.6x
15-29 years
0.6x
30-44 years
1.4x
45-59 years
1.5x
60-74 years
1.4x
75+ years
0.4x

Sex

Male
1.3x
Female
0.8x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.4x
Hispanic
0.4x
White
1.3x
Other
1.2x
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