What are nasal polyps?

Understanding nasal polyps

Nasal polyps are growths that form in your nasal passages or sinuses.

Your doctor may refer to your condition as nasal polyps or as chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps (CRSwNP).

Nasal polyp symptoms can include nasal congestion, nasal discharge, mucus in the throat, loss of smell, and facial pain.

Eosinophils play a role in nasal polyps

When you have nasal polyps (CRSwNP), there is inflammation in your nasal passages. Eosinophils [ee-uh-sin-uh-fils], a type of white blood cell, play an important role in this inflammation. Because surgery doesn't eliminate this inflammation, the nasal polyps can come back.

What’s the next step?

  1. Tell your doctor if you’ve had surgery but your nasal polyp symptoms have come back.

  2. Tell your doctor everything you’re doing to manage your nasal polyps, and if your symptoms are continuing or getting worse.

  3. Talk to your doctor if your nasal polyp symptoms interfere with your daily life—like disrupting your sleep, causing fatigue, or impacting how you feel emotionally.

Is your doctor talking about more nasal polyp surgery? Ask your doctor about NUCALA, a non-surgical option.


See how NUCALA can help treat CRSwNP.

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