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In-Office Runny Nose Solution
If you suffer from runny noses constantly, post nasal drop, and/or congestion and have tried several different medications that have yet to fix the problem, then you may have chronic rhinitis. At Westside Sinus, we offer an in-office runny nose solution, also known as ClariFix, that is a quick and lasting solution to help with chronic rhinitis.
What is ClariFix?
The in-office runny nose solution, also known as ClariFix, is a clinically-proven, minimally invasive procedure that uses cryotherapy to treat rhinitis. The small handheld device is used to quickly freeze the small inflamed area in the back of the nose. Once the tissue is frozen, it relieves the inflammation and pain in the back of your nose.
ClariFix reduces inflammation and pain that patients experience in the back of the nose. In addition, here are some more benefits of the revolutionary procedure:
- It is a safe, minimally invasive procedure
- It is performed in the office
- Patients experience minimal discomfort, as topical and local anesthesia is provided
- It provides long lasting relief
What is Chronic Rhinitis?
Chronic rhinitis occurs when inflammation of the nasal mucosa causes excess mucus secretion (runny nose), congestion, itching, and sneezing. Rhinitis can range from allergic, to non-allergic, or even mixed rhinitis, which is allergic and non-allergic. The nasal nerves control functions of the nose, such as nasal secretions, which is why interrupting the nerves results in reducing the symptoms of rhinitis.
Symptoms of Rhinitis
The symptoms of rhinitis include the following:
- Post nasal drip
- Nasal itching
How is the Procedure Done?
The procedure is done right in our office, by first applying local or topical anesthetic to the treatment area, which is at the back of the nose. Then, the ClariFix device and an endoscope is placed in the nose. The doctor uses the endoscope’s camera to examine the inflamed area. Once the doctor can clearly see the improperly functioning nerves, he or she will apply the freezing cryotherapy to the treatment area. This allows the cryotherapy to interrupt the improperly functioning nerves that are causing your symptoms. The process itself is very short, as it is only a few minutes per nostril.
Is the ClariFix Procedure Painful?
Since topical anesthetic will be administered prior to the device being used, there will be minimal discomfort. However, some patients may feel slight pressure and a cooling sensation in the nose; however, it is not painful.
Contact Us for Rhinitis Treatment in Culver City
At Westside Sinus, our team has extensive experience in successfully treating patients with rhinitis. We understand that the symptoms associated with rhinitis are not easy to deal with, which is why we highly encourage patients to contact our team for a consultation to find out if the in-office runny nose solution is a good option for you.
If you are looking for an effective treatment for runny noses in Culver City, our team will help you every step of the way. Feel free to contact us any time for a consultation.