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New medication advances treatment for chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps

New medication advances treatment for chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps By: Alice Maxfield, MD, Contributor Chronic rhinosinusitis is a long-lasting medical condition, usually caused by infection or exposure to irritants, such as allergies, that affects one in seven American adults. Symptoms include nasal obstruction, nasal congestion, nasal drainage, loss of smell and taste, and facial pain and pressure. Some people with chronic rhinosinusitis also develop additional symptoms, such as asthma and nasal polyps, that…

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