Clarifix for Chronic Rhinitis
Rhinitis that lasts for more than 12 weeks is considered chronic. Both allergic and non-allergic rhinitis can be chronic and may not respond well to medications. If you have lived with chronic rhinitis symptoms for months on end, you may be ready to explore advanced treatment options for relief. At Julie Zweig, MD Integrative Sleep & ENT, we offer minimally invasive ClariFix for chronic rhinitis at our medical center in Alpharetta, GA.
Chronic rhinitis can be caused by seasonal or other allergies, as well as non-allergic sources. Symptoms include nasal congestion, post nasal drip, runny nose, headaches, sneezing and other nasal, eye and throat irritation. Rhinitis is an inflammation of the nasal tissues and overproduction of mucus that can make you miserable when not controlled, which is triggered by the nasal nerves in both allergic and nonallergic conditions. ClariFix can be a solution to stop the inflammation and mucus production that cause rhinitis symptoms by disabling the nasal nerve.
How Is ClariFix Performed?
ClariFix is a minimally invasive procedure that can be performed in our office in Alpharetta, GA. The treatment uses a small instrument to insert the ClariFix balloon into the nasal passage near the posterior nasal nerve. Once in the correct place, the balloon releases nitrogen gas that “freezes” the posterior nasal nerve to stop the trigger of nasal inflammation and overproduction of mucus.
The ClariFix procedure can be performed in about 10 minutes without any incisions or invasive techniques. Patients can return home to recover – there is minimal downtime and discomfort from this treatment. The reduction of rhinitis symptoms can last for months or longer, with excellent outcomes for most patients. Patients can expect to still have some nasal congestion for a few weeks after the procedure, but these symptoms improve after about one month.
If you have chronic rhinitis and want to explore a lasting treatment solution for symptom relief, contact our medical clinic in Alpharetta, GA. Our ENT specialist, Dr. Zweig, performs minimally invasive ClariFix for chronic rhinitis at our center in the north Atlanta, GA, area. Call us today to schedule a ClariFix consultation.