These benign and edematous growths are usually multiple, mobile, and bilateral. Nasal distention and enlargement of the bony framework may be a result from nasal polyps that are large and numerous, and possibly occluding the airway. Nasal polyps usually develop as a result of continuous pressure resulting from a chronic allergy that causes mucous membrane edema in the nose and sinuses. They usually occur more commonly in adults.
either by direct injection into the polyp or by local spray, to reduce the polyp
temporarily. Treatment of the underlying cause may include: antihistamines to
control allergy and antibiotic therapy if infection is present.
may be indicated to decrease the allergic response. Local application of an astringent shrinks hypertrophied tissue.