Symptoms of Nasal and Sinus Polyps

The symptoms of nasal polyps are much like symptoms of a cold that doesn’t go away, including a stuffy or runny nose.

Oftentimes it’s hard to distinguish between symptoms caused by the polyps and symptoms related to the chronic rhinitis that polyps can cause. Symptoms can include:

  • Nasal and sinus congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Postnasal drip
  • Sneezing
  • Fullness in sinuses
  • Sinus headache
  • Itching around the eyes
  • Mouth breathing
  • Impaired sense of smell and taste
  • Recurrent infections
  • Change in the shape of the nose, in severe cases