It’s Fall, and that can only mean one thing! Cold season is upon us!
At the moment, I’m blowing my nose every five minutes. It’s brighter than Rudolf’s nose!
But what’s I’ve noticed over the past few days is that there’s nothing more annoying than blowing your nose, and nothing coming out.
All that snot is just stuck in there and won’t come out!
It’s uncomfortable, but it’s also annoying when you find out it’s a small bump that just won’t budge!
Finding a growth on your body can be very frightening, especially when it’s in your nose.
But there’s no reason to panic. There’s a perfectly normal reason for this bump in your nose.
Unfortunately for you, the bump inside your nose isn’t gold, it’s actually a nasal polyp, and it’s quite common.
What is Nasal Polyp?
A nasal polyp is a soft, painless, noncancerous growth that lives on the lining of the nasal passages and sinuses (inside your nose).
They hang down your nose much like a teardrop.
But What Causes Nasal Polyp?
Nasal polyp often develop because of chronic inflammation, which is quite common with things like asthma, reoccurring infections, allergies, drug sensitivity, or even immune disorders.
Who is Most Likely to Get Them?
It’s true that nasal polyp can affect anyone at any age, but in most cases, adults who are 40-years-old and over are most prone to getting them.
Men are also two times more likely to get them than women.
What Are The Symptoms? As mentioned, nasal polyp is the direct cause of inflammation that has developed on the lining of the nasal passage. The following are symptoms that you may experience if you’ve developed nasal polyp.
As mentioned, a nasal polyp is the direct cause of inflammation that has developed on the lining of your nose.
Here are some of the symptoms that you may experience if you have a nasal polyp.
If you have not developed a cold, but you’re constantly experiencing a drippy nose, then the chances are you have developed nasal polyp.
If your not ill or near something you may be allergic to, the chances are you’ve developed nasal polyp.
If you notice that you’re having difficulties smelling things it’s because your nasal passages have become inflamed, and you’ve probably developed nasal polyp.
When your nasal passage is blocked or inflamed, it causes you to breathe through your nose with much more force.
This causes you to put more pressure on the blood vessels in your nose, causing pain.
There are many reasons why people snore.
But often the main cause of snoring is a blockage in the nose.What could do that more than a giant bump?
When Should You Contact Your Doctor?
If you looked closely to the symptoms, if you do not see any progress in 10 days then you should consult your doctor.
What Are The Risk Factors?
Any condition that will trigger chronic inflammation in the nasal passage will almost automatically increase the risk of developing nasal polyp.
People with asthma, aspirin sensitivity, allergic fungal sinusitis, cystic fibrosis, and churg-strauss syndrome are at risk of developing nasal polyp.
Nasal polyps can cause annoying complications because they block the normal airflow and fluid drainage. This means the condition is full of potential complications.
This is a potentially serious condition, as you’ll continuously stop and start breathing when you’re sleeping.
If you have asthma you may experience a flare-up. This is caused by the reduced airflow through your nose.
You could become more susceptible to sinus infections that can reoccur and even become chronic.
How Could You Prevent It?
You can reduce your chances of developing nasal polyp by managing your allergies and asthma.
You should also practice good hygiene, this is important because of the bacteria and viruses can cause inflammation.
Using a humidifier is another good way to prevent them. It will help moisten your breathing passage and help prevent blockages.
Of course, if your worried, then you should contact your doctor for more information.
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