It can be extremely frustrating to constantly suffer from nasal symptoms, especially for no apparent reason. You’re not sick yet you have a perpetually runny nose, experience chronic nasal congestion, and endure constant post nasal drip (mucus from the sinus drip into the back of your throat). These are the telltale symptoms of chronic rhinitis, a condition that currently affects more than 24 million people in the US alone.
Treatments for chronic rhinitis include prescription or OTC nasal sprays, nasal drops, oral medications, and periodic allergy injections. However, these types of therapies may be ineffective or even harmful for the following reasons:
• They need to be used daily, which can be costly
• Effectiveness for improving symptoms fade away after a short period of time • Side effects from long term use, which include chronic dryness in the throat and sinuses, nosebleeds, headaches, and more
• They only treat the symptoms, and not the root cause of your chronic rhinitis
If you are diagnosed with non-allergic chronic rhinitis, conventional medications and therapies might prove inadequate in providing lasting relief. Because your symptoms are caused by overactive nasal nerves instead of allergens in the environment, the usual treatments will naturally produce disappointing or ineffectual results.
If you’re tired of temporary fixes and want real and lasting relief, then Clarifix may provide the solution you’ve been looking for. Unlike conventional therapies, Clarifix treats the source of the nasal symptoms and produces long-term results without supplementary medications, repeat treatments, or aggravating side effects.
How does Clarifix work?
Clarifix is an FDA approved cryotherapy procedure that freezes the hyperactive nerves that are causing the inflammation of the nasal tissues. This disrupts the over-signaling of the affected nerves, resulting in the dramatic reduction of nasal swelling, dripping, running, and congestion.
What are the benefits of Clarifix?
The advantages of treatment with Clarifix are numerous, which include but are not limited to:
• Long-term or permanent improvement of nasal symptoms
• Non-surgical method that causes only minimal (if any) discomfort
• Fast recovery and no downtime
• Speed and convenience—treatment is administered as an in-office procedure that can be completed in an hour and a half or less
• Proven safety and efficacy—a single treatment is enough to provide lasting relief in 4 out of 5 patients
• Extremely low risk of complications—side effects that occasionally occur are mild and temporary
• Significant decrease in the use of daily or periodic medications
How is Clarifix treatment performed?
Before the Clarifix procedure is administered, topical or local anesthetic is used to numb the area inside your nose. The Clarifix probe is gently inserted into your nostril with the guidance of an endoscopic camera. Once the inflamed nasal linings are located, the probe precisely applies freezing temperatures to calm the overactive nasal nerves. The process is then repeated for the second nostril, with total actual treatment time lasting no more than a few minutes. Many patients report a feeling of mild pressure, or a sensation of coldness in the nose or back teeth. It’s common to feel some mild discomfort during and after treatment.
How long will it take to recover from my Clarifix treatment?
In general, recovery and downtime for Clarifix is extremely fast, with most patients going back to their usual routines within a few hours after treatment. You may experience minor discomfort and increased congestion after the procedure, though this should clear up within a few days.
To speed up healing and recovery, it might be helpful to have a hot drink after your treatment and to refrain from blowing your nose for at least one week. You may also use a nasal saline spray in the meantime to ease any sinus symptoms during your recovery period. Most patients typically experience significant improvement within 2 to 6 weeks after the procedure.
Does Clarifix have serious risks or side effects?
Clarifix is an extremely safe form of cryotherapy that is minimally invasive and preserves all of the internal nasal tissues and structures, which means nothing is cut or removed during treatment. The most common adverse effects experienced by patients are increased congestion and minor pain or discomfort, which should dissipate after a few days.
How long do results from Clarifix treatment last?
The results from Clarifix have been very positive for the vast majority of patients. Clinical trials and studies have shown that around 80% of patients have experienced long-term relief from their rhinitis symptoms.
Am I a good candidate for Clarifix?
Clarifix is an outstanding treatment option if you are otherwise healthy and have moderate to severe symptoms of chronic rhinitis. However, you might not be a good candidate for Clarifix if:
• you are insensitive to cold
• you have Raynaud’s disease or some other type of circulatory disorder
• you are diabetic
• you are suffering from any type of health condition that might interfere with healing