Can children get polyps in their nose?
Nasal polyps are rare in children between the ages of two and 10 years. If found in children cystic fibrosis should be excluded.
How do I know if my child has nasal polyps?
Common signs and symptoms of chronic sinusitis with nasal polyps include:
- A runny nose.
- Persistent stuffiness.
- Postnasal drip.
- Decreased or absent sense of smell.
- Loss of sense of taste.
- Facial pain or headache.
- Pain in your upper teeth.
- A sense of pressure over your forehead and face.
How do you get rid of nasal polyps in children?
Nasal polypectomy: Removing nasal polyps
- Nasal polyps are smooth, round, ball-like growths inside the nose.
- If nasal polyps grow large enough to block the passageway through the nose, then your child will need an operation called a nasal polypectomy to remove them.
- Your child will need to have an anaesthetic.
What can be mistaken for nasal polyps?
A wart-like growth that looks similar to a polyp is called an inverted papilloma. These are most often benign, but do not respond to medications like steroids as being nasal polyps do. About 10% of inverted papillomas may be associated with sinus cancer.
What does a nose polyp look like?
A nasal polyp is a clump of cells that forms inside your nasal passage or sinuses. The shape of the clump resembles a grape on a stalk (also called a pedunculated polyp). The color of the polyp can vary: appearing grey,yellow or pink. The size of the polyp can also vary.