Nasal polyps are soft, fleshy growths appearing in the inner lining of the nasal passage or along the sinuses. They usually occur in older people above the age of 40 but when present in children, they could be symptoms of other illnesses such as cystic fibrosis. Nasal polyps are non-cancerous and harmless in themselves. However, if they are too numerous or large, they can block nasal drainage, cause breathing problems, infections, allergies, sleeplessness, pain, headaches, vision disturbances. Symptoms are commonly confused with cold/congestion. Few known causes exist for their occurrence. Treatment: non-invasive topical cortico-steroid sprays, home remedies and surgery in severe cases.