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Nasal Polyps

Nasal polyps are benign swelling of the nose lining. They are basically a severe form of rhinitis, a common problem often due to allergy or infection. They are linked to asthma and often present with loss of sense of smell and taste, plus nose blockage. The case in this photo shows a polyp almost coming out of the front of the nose - quite bad. Treatment is with medical therapy first, including antihistamines, antileukotrienes, steroids, saline washes, depot injections of steroid and as a last resort, surgery.