– A polyp is a benign inflammatory growth that develops in the nose and sinuses. Think of it as a cluster of grapes. That’s what polyps look like, it’s basically a cluster of grapes that develop along the sinus openings and extend into the
sinuses and into the nose and block our breathing. They’re not cancerous,
they’re inflammatory. Most of the time, the
cause of the inflammation is allergies, but not always. Smokers can get it, people exposed to wood,
woodworkers get it. People around a lot of dust can get it. People around nickel and
various fumes can get it so it’s an inflammatory
reaction that develops.