Dupixent® Nasal Polyp Treatment
There is now a new medication that can be used instead of surgery to reverse the effects of chronic rhinosinusitis or long-term repeated sinus infections with polyposis. Sinus infections cause inflammation in the nasal cavities and can include other symptoms like facial pain or pressure, loss of smell, fever, fatigue, runny or stuffed up nose, cough or congestion, bad breath and dental pain. These symptoms may be accompanied by a thick green or yellow discharge.
Dupixent® is a breakthrough medication that is a biological drug. Biologic medications are derived from humans, animals or microorganisms via biotechnology. This technology works on the cellular level in the human body. Dupixent impedes chronic, long-lasting sinus infections with polyps.
Dupixent nasal polyp treatment works by inhibiting type 2 inflammation. Polyps are noncancerous growths that line the nasal passages causing pain, inflammation and chronic, long-term or daily nose drainage. Polyps can be removed by surgery, which temporarily heals the symptoms, but the polyps can grow back.
What Is Dupixent?
Dupixent is a steroid-free prescription that treats chronic, long-lasting sinus infections with polyps by inhibiting inflammation that is associated with the disease. Polyps can be reduced by Dupixent nasal polyp treatment. It also improves congestion and loss of smell while decreasing the need for sinus surgery and oral steroid use.
According to the medication’s website, Dupixent results accounted for 71% of patients attaining improvement while 76% reduced their need for sinus surgery.
New Medication is a Game Changer for Treating Nasal Polyposis
These new biologics are targeted therapies for individual treatment. These medications open a variety of treatment options alongside sinus surgery. Dupixent is the first biologic treatment FDA-approved for adults with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyposis, or CRSwNP. CRSwNP is a chronic disease of the upper respiratory system that can also interfere with breathing.
These conditions can seriously impede your quality of life and the performance of even day-to-day activities. If you are suffering from repeated sinus infections and sinus polyps, contact Dr. Gregory Levitin for an in-person consultation to see if Dupixent nasal polyp treatment is a good option for you. He can determine if Dupixent is compatible with other medications you may be taking or other medical conditions you may have.