After knowing your symptoms and analyzing your medical history, your doctor will perform a physical examination and perform a nasal endoscopy to rule out any anatomical abnormality in the nose and know the state of your paranasal sinuses. If deemed necessary, they will request a computed tomography to observe the tissues and bones of the nose, the size, and location of the polyps in deeper areas of the paranasal sinuses, and assess the degree of inflammation.
Likewise, they will perform a blood test and an allergy test through skin samples to analyze in the laboratory and identify the type of allergens that may be irritating. If required, you can also request an analysis to detect the presence of cystic fibrosis.
The treatment to follow consists of trying to reduce the size of the nasal polyps by:
- Antibiotics to treat chronic or recurrent infections.
- Injectable, oral, and topical nasal corticosteroids.
- Specialized drugs to reduce the volume of nasal polyps.
If drug treatment fails to shrink your nasal polyps, you may need laparoscopic surgery to remove them and correct sinus abnormalities. However, polyps can return even after successful surgery. Sometimes the senses of smell or taste do not improve.
At ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.