Nucala Nasal Polyp Treatment
Nasal polyps are small growths inside the nasal passages that can impact breathing function. When nasal polyps become too invasive, they can cause a nasal obstruction. In the past, the main treatments available for nasal polyps included steroid injections and surgery. There is now a new FDA-approved option for removing the nasal obstruction caused by nasal polyps. City Sinus Care offers Nucala nasal polyp treatment, a monthly injection that can be effective for patients with nasal polyps.
Symptoms and Causes of Nasal Polyps
Elevated levels of eosinophils (white blood cells) can cause the formation of nasal polyps in the nose. These are soft tissue growths that are noncancerous, but they can become obstructive. While you can have nose polyps without symptoms, moderate to severe cases may have the following symptoms:
- Runny nose
- Postnasal drip
- Nasal congestion
- Headaches and facial pain/pressure
- Loss of smell or taste
Nasal polyps can be difficult to live with when they become severe. If you have symptoms of nasal polyps, the use of a biologic medication like Nucala may give you long-term relief.
How Nucala Works
Nucala is a biologic medication that blocks the inflammation caused by eosinophils, the most common indicator for nasal polyps. It has been used for several years in the treatment of severe eosinophilic asthma, eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis and hyper eosinophilic syndrome. In July 2021, the FDA approved the use of Nucala for the treatment of chronic sinusitis with nasal polyps.
Nucala is a monthly injection that patients can perform at home. The medication helps shrink existing polyps and blocks the formation of new polyps. Nucala nasal polyp treatment can be used to avoid the need for surgery or for patients who have had recurrent polyps even after surgical removal.
If you are interested in learning more about Nucala nasal polyp treatment, come see our team at City Sinus Care. We can schedule a nasal polyp consultation with Dr. Greg Levitin to discuss your treatment options. Contact our medical center in Manhattan, New York, to book your appointment and find out whether Nucala injections are right for you.