Fast Five Quiz: Nasal Polyps Nonsurgical Management

Arlen D. Meyers, MD, MBA


June 29, 2020

When patients present with a history of environmental allergies, consultation with an allergist is beneficial. Allergy pharmacotherapy or immunotherapy has been shown to be beneficial for patients with nasal polyps and allergy symptoms.

Dietary modifications can be beneficial in patients with food allergy and nasal polyposis. Recording a food diary or undergoing tests for food allergy may help manage symptoms and slow polyp growth in these patients.

Consultation with a pulmonologist is generally reserved for patients with lower-airway allergy, asthma, or cystic fibrosis. In patients with a unilateral polyp or mass, a diagnostic algorithm is available.

Learn more about key aspects of the management of nasal polyps.


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