A small portion of chronic allergic sinus patients have sinus polyps. Polyps are smooth, jelly-like soft tissues that fill up sinuses in very allergic patients. These can lead to congestion, mucus production and infections. A smaller subset of polyp patients may have Sampter’s Triad, which involves asthma, sinus polyps, and aspirin (salicylate) allergy.
Polyps can be difficult to control, often requiring combined medical and surgical treatments.