Clarifix for Chronic Runny Nose
- Posted on: Feb 4 2020
A runny nose (or chronic vasomotor rhinitis) that is constant and not just a temporary issue caused by allergies or a cold is not just annoying – it is a serious problem, one that can stop you from enjoying life as you should. You may have tried everything to get rid of your runny nose, from allergy treatments to herbal remedies, but nothing seems to help. Clarifix may be the answer you have been looking for!
What causes a constant runny nose?
There is a nerve inside your nose that stimulates mucus production. This nerve may be overly active and cause congestion and a runny nose, not just when you are sick or have allergies, but all the time. It is particularly overactive in response to eating as well as changes in temperature, humidity, and barometric pressure.
What is Clarifix?
Clarifix is a cryotherapy device, which means it uses a cold blast of air on the overactive nerves to stop it from producing unneeded mucus and congestion. Studies show, and patients agree, that it works.
The procedure is quick and easy and can be performed in our office, under IV sedation. A balloon is placed in the nose and the cold air is targeted toward the problem nerves. It is as simple as that – the procedure is done in just a few minutes. Many patients report having a headache for about half an hour, but usually, pain medication is not needed. You’ll be able to go to work the next day.
You may feel congested for a week or so, but this is normal. Most symptoms should be gone after about 5 weeks. A saline irrigation or nasal spray can be used to help you stay comfortable.
Most patients only need one Clarifix treatment, but if needed, it is safe to have more. It is safe, quick, and non-surgical and it may be the solution for you, if medication and other things are not working.
Make an appointment at Sinus & Snoring Specialists in Austin, Texas, today to discuss Clarifix! Call (512) 601-0303.