Symptoms of nasal polyps may include:
- Breathing through the mouth instead of the nose
- Chronic sinus infections
- Runny nose
- Persistent nasal stuffiness
- Loss or diminished sense of smell and taste
- Sinus Pressure
Causes and Risk Factors
Having a condition that causes chronic inflammation in the nose or sinuses is the biggest risk factor for nasal polyps.
Nasal polyps are more common in adults and children with conditions such as cystic fibrosis, asthma, hay fever or chronic sinusitis. They are also more common in adults over 40 years of age.