Nasal Cryotherapy with ClariFix® & FAQs
ADVENT knows a runny nose can be debilitating and leave you with a mountain of tissues. We’re here to explain how we can treat your runny nose with Nasal Cryotherapy with ClariFix® and answer some of your FAQs.
What Causes a Runny Nose
A runny nose is simply excess drainage of the mucus from the nose. Both thin and thick in consistency, there are endless causes for a runny nose, that can be triggered by irritants, allergies, inflammation or a nerve imbalance.
Here are some common causes for a runny nose:
- Common Cold
- Decongestant Nasal Spray Overuse
- Deviated Septum
- Dry Air
- Hormone Changes
- Nasal Polyps
- Spicy Food
- Viruses (Respiratory Syncytial Virus)
Treating a Runny Nose with Nasal Cryotherapy with ClariFix®
In many cases, a runny nose can be treated with simple remedies, such as fluids and hot teas, steams and showers, or a Neti pot. When you’re dealing with chronic nonallergic rhinitis, the consistent nasal drip can send over the edge and stuck in a cycle of trips to the pharmacy.
At ADVENT, we developed The Patient Journey™, a proven process to get to the root of your sinus concerns and constant runny nose. If found that you are suffering from chronic rhinitis, you may be a candidate for Nasal Cryotherapy with ClariFix®.
How Does Nasal Cryotherapy with ClariFix® work?
Nasal Cryotherapy with ClariFix® uses a freezing probe to interrupt the signals of the imbalanced nerve that are telling your nose to run, drip or swell.
What Happens During the Procedure?
Nasal Cryotherapy with ClariFix® is a simple, in-office procedure. A local anesthetic is applied to the area of the nerve inside your nose and a small, freezing applicator is inserted into the nostril, along with an endoscope. The cooling agent is applied to the imbalanced nerve for 60 seconds.
Does Nasal Cryotherapy with ClariFix® Hurt?
There is minimal discomfort during the procedure. While you may experience some slight pressure and a cooling sensation, the treatment is not painful.
What Happens After Treatment?
There is little-to-no downtime or recovery following the procedure. While you may experience some immediate discomfort or congestion, it will typically resolve itself the same day. Most people begin to see improvements to their runny nose in just 2 to 6 weeks after treatment.
What does Nasal Cryotherapy with ClariFix® cost?
The cost of the procedure is dependent upon the type of insurance you have. We recommend contacting your insurance carrier first to find out what your out-of-pocket costs might look like. We can also provide the necessary information to provide to your insurance company or provide additional information on a self-pay option to get the best idea of costs.
If you have any additional questions regarding Nasal Cryotherapy with ClariFix®, don't hesitate to call at 888.938.3838 and our dedicated patient services team would be happy to assist you.