If you have chronic rhinitis in Los Angeles, you may be suffering from a runny nose, postnasal drip, congestion, and other frustrating symptoms. You may have tried one or more medications unsuccessfully, or even tried getting allergy shots. Luckily, a new procedure using cryotherapy called ClariFix could help you finally get relief.
What is ClariFix?
ClariFix has been clinically proven to help those suffering from chronic rhinitis. It is a minimally-invasive innovative technology that utilizes cryotherapy to freeze a small area at the back of the nose. Cryotherapy is the application of freezing temperatures to destroy inflamed, diseased or otherwise abnormal tissue. ClariFix from Arrinex is designed to effectively and efficiently treat chronic rhinitis by freezing the posterior nasal nerves.
How Does ClariFix Work?
Chronic rhinitis is another term for frequent inflammation of the nose. To understand how ClariFix works, first you must understand the cause of chronic rhinitis. The nerves located on the inside of your nose can be overactive and send out too many signals. The constant nerve signals can result in post-nasal drip, a constantly runny nose or swelling of the nose. ClariFix works by using cryotherapy to freeze the small area that is causing overactivity of the sinuses. It is done using a tiny endoscopic device placed in the nasal passage.
What is Chronic Rhinitis?
Although the exact cause of chronic rhinitis is still unknown, it has been established that overactive nerves play a role. When the nerves in your nose send your brain too many signals, it can cause your nose to react as though it is fighting a virus or cold, even when no illness is present. The result is inflammation and increased mucus also known as chronic rhinitis.
What Are the Benefits of ClariFix?
Many patients who have been on medication for a long period of time or have tried other methods and failed are can enjoy the advantages of ClariFix in Beverly Hills. Nasal sprays, pills, allergy shots and drops can help to reduce chronic rhinitis; however, many of these treatments require daily attention to the condition and are ineffective for many individuals. Side effects to nasal sprays and pills may include headaches, dry throat, and nosebleeds.
The benefits of using ClariFix over other methods include:
- It is an entirely safe and minimally invasive procedure
- Many find that there is minimal discomfort if any
- It can be performed in the office, and you can return to your activities immediately
- It provides long-lasting relief in the majority of patients (4 out of 5)
Is ClariFix Right For Me?
If you have been dealing with the following symptoms, our Los Angeles ClariFix treatment may be right for you:
- Nasal congestion
- Runny nose
- Nasal itching
- Difficulty sleeping due to nasal symptoms
Our board-certified Otolaryngologist Dr. Zadeh will inform you if any contraindications for ClariFix are present in your private consultation.
Is ClariFix safe?
The ClariFix device has been FDA cleared to destroy unwanted tissue in the postnasal region to improve chronic rhinitis. Many patients are pleased to find out that the procedure is fast and does not require general anesthesia. There is minimal discomfort, and you can return to your scheduled activities on an immediate basis.
What Should I Expect After My ClariFix Treatment?
There is no recovery time for ClariFix; however, some patients may experience increased congestion. The congestion is temporary and will pass. You may require over the counter analgesics to manage the discomfort, although it is often unnecessary. Any discomfort from the procedure such as headache or mild pain should resolve on its own within a day or so. You must avoid blowing your nose for one week after the procedure. Aftercare instructions will also include nasal saline irrigation.
Reduction in chronic rhinitis symptoms is noticeable within two to six weeks for most patients.