Rhinitis is the medical term for an inflammation of the inner lining of your nose. Chronic rhinitis refers to congestion, post nasal drip, or runny nose that persists for more than four weeks. Nearly 24 million Americans struggle with chronic rhinitis, and 2.5 million of those don’t completely respond to traditional treatment.
Even if treatments such as allergy pills or sprays sometimes help alleviate your symptoms, you still might not see the relief you desire. Thankfully, there’s a more advanced treatment for chronic rhinitis: ClariFix® Cryotherapy, an innovative technology that harnesses cooling technology to treat chronic rhinitis.
As a nasal and sinus specialist, Dr. Conrad McCutcheon has helped many patients in Houston, Texas breathe better through their nose and eliminate unwanted drainage with ClariFix Cryotherapy for two years now. Here, Dr. McCutcheon explains what this breakthrough treatment does and how it helps treat your stuffy or runny nose.
What is ClariFix Cryotherapy?
This minimally invasive treatment reduces the symptoms of chronic rhinitis through the use of cooling technology. If the nerves in your nose are out of balance, they may prompt increased swelling, congestion, and nasal dripping. ClariFix Cryotherapy addresses these out-of-balance nerves, targeting the source of your nasal symptoms.
How does it work?
ClariFix Cryotherapy is safe and effective. During the procedure, Dr. McCutcheon inserts the ClariFix device and an endoscope into your nose. You remain comfortable with an anesthetic — either topical or local.
The endoscope and ClariFix device reach far into your nose where the problematic nerves are located. The cold temperature interrupts signals from those nerves, reducing your stuffy, drippy nose symptoms.
Cold therapy takes just a few minutes, and while you might feel a little pressure or a cooling sensation, it shouldn’t be painful. Any discomfort dissipates shortly after your procedure.
What to expect after your treatment
After the cryotherapy session, you might notice a temporary increase in congestion. This is normal. Over the next few weeks, the congestion improves. According to ClariFix, the majority of patients see their symptoms improve about 2-6 weeks after the procedure.
5 reasons to consider ClariFix Cryotherapy
If you’re tired of dealing with a constantly stuffy or drippy nose, cryotherapy might be the innovative solution you’ve been looking for. Here are five reasons to consider this treatment:
- It’s safe — the ClariFix device has been cleared by the FDA
- It provides long-lasting relief
- There’s no need for incisions or stitches
- Downtime is minimal
- There’s no need for general anesthesia
To learn more about ClariFix Cryotherapy, or to find out if you’re an ideal candidate, call Memorial Village ENT at 281-822-3777 during office hours. Or you can request an appointment online anytime.