mucus membrane than people who don’t form polyps.
Your chances of developing nasal polyps increases when you have prolonged irritation and inflammation in your nasal passages or sinuses from allergies or infections.
Conditions that may be linked to nasal polyps are asthma, cystic fibrosis, vitamin D deficiency, allergic fungal sinusitis and aspirin sensitivity.
In addition to these conditions, your family history may play a part in you developing nasal polyps.
If you develop nasal polyps, and they are large enough, you may develop complications such as obstructive sleep apnea, a serious condition where you stop and start breathing during the night.
Nasal polyps can even cause an asthma flare-up or make you more susceptible to sinus infections.
There are a few ways to help you reduce your chances of forming nasal polyps or having them reoccur after treatment.
Humidify your home to moisten your nasal passages.
Use a nasal rinse such as a saline (saltwater) spray or nasal wash to help remove irritants and allergens.
Use water that is distilled, boiled and then cooled or sterilize to avoid and microbes.
Avoid nasal irritants such as tobacco smoke, chemical fumes, allergens, dust and fine debris.
Practice good hygiene like washing your hands regularly and meticulously as to avoid bacterial and virus infections entering your nasal passages from your hands.