A 40-year-old female asked:
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what is the difference between rhinitis and nasal polyp?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Rhinitis = inflammation of the nose, it is usually viral as in a common cold. Nasal polyp = grape-like benign masses in the nose, these are usually due to allergy.
Answered on Apr 23, 2014
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
2 different entities: A nasal polyp is an inflammatory growth from the lateral wall of the nose. Rhinitis is an inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose, for example allergic rhinitis. The two may be associated but they are totally different.
Answered on Oct 23, 2017

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