Memorial Village Sinus and Hearing
ENT Physician & Audiologist located in Houston, TX
If symptoms of chronic rhinitis, like a persistent runny nose, nasal congestion, and sneezing, are disrupting your quality of life, ClariFix® Cryotherapy may be the answer. At Memorial Village Sinus and Hearing in Houston, Texas, experienced ENT surgeon Conrad McCutcheon, MD, FACS, treats chronic rhinitis at its source with ClariFix Cryotherapy. To find out how this treatment can help you find relief from chronic rhinitis, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Clarifix Cryotheraphy Q & A
What is ClariFix Cryotherapy?
ClariFix Cryotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment that corrects the underlying problem causing chronic rhinitis - overactive nerves.
Cryotherapy is a treatment that uses controlled cooling technology to precisely target and freeze tissue.
Dr. McCutcheon uses the ClariFix device to apply cryotherapy to the hyperactive nerves at the back of your nose.
What does ClariFix Cryotherapy treat?
ClariFix Cryotherapy treats chronic rhinitis, a condition that affects about 58 million Americans. In some cases, chronic rhinitis can be due to allergies.
Both allergic and nonallergic chronic rhinitis cause a host of irritating symptoms, including:
- A runny nose
- Nasal congestion
- Postnasal drip
- Itchy eyes, nose, and throat
Medications can manage the symptoms of chronic rhinitis, but they don’t address the root cause. You need to take medications every day to experience continued relief. ClariFix Cryotherapy is a breakthrough treatment that stops chronic rhinitis by correcting the underlying problem.
How does ClariFix Cryotherapy work?
ClariFix Cryotherapy uses cold temperatures to disable targeted nerves. When the nerves stop sending signals to your nose to swell, drip, and run, your rhinitis symptoms cease.
How do I know if ClariFix Cryotherapy is right for me?
If you have moderate-to-severe symptoms of chronic rhinitis, you may be an ideal candidate for the ClariFix Cryotherapy procedure.
To determine if ClariFix is right for you, Dr. McCutcheon performs a physical exam and reviews your symptoms and medical history.
What should I expect from ClariFix Cryotherapy?
Dr. McCutcheon usually performs ClariFix Cryotherapy right in the office using a local anesthetic.
He places an endoscope and the ClariFix device into the back of your nose, where the problem nerves are located. Using a cooling probe, the device applies cryotherapy to the specific nerves causing your symptoms. The procedure usually takes a few minutes and is nearly painless, though you may experience a cooling sensation and some slight pressure or discomfort.
Most people resume their normal routines within a day after ClariFix treatment. Possible side effects include a temporary increase in nasal congestion and mild discomfort that resolves in a few days. You should notice an improvement within four weeks after treatment.
To learn more about ClariFix Cryotherapy, call Memorial Village Sinus and Hearing or book an appointment online today.