woman suffering from runny noseNasal polyps are common, noncancerous, teardrop-shaped growths that form in the nasal passages or sinuses. They can occur as a result of chronic inflammation, but it’s not completely understood why some people develop them and others don’t.

Small nasal polyps may cause no symptoms and require no treatment. However, if you have large or multiple polyps they can block mucus from draining normally from your sinuses and as excessive amounts of mucus accumulate, an infection may develop.

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