Nasal Symptoms bothering you?
If you suffer from a constant runny nose, drainage down your throat (postnasal drip), and/or congestion and have tried multiple medications without success, you may have non-allergic (vasomotor) rhinitis. ClariFix could be your simple solution.
What is ClariFix?
ClariFix is a clinically proven, minimally invasive cryotherapy (localized freezing) that uses a cooling probe to freeze a small, inflamed area in the back of the nose. ClariFix is used to help treat people who suffer from chronic rhinitis. By freezing the tissue, it helps relieve the inflammation and pain.
ClariFix – An Innovative Solution
ClariFix has many benefits for reducing inflammation in the back of the nose. The benefits of this cryotherapy treatment include the following:
- Is a safe procedure
- Is performed in the office
- Has minimal discomfort (topical and local anesthesia is provided)
- Provides long-lasting symptom relief in 4 out of 5 patients
What is Chronic Rhinitis?
Chronic Rhinitis is defined as the inflammation of the nasal mucosa causing excessive mucus secretion (runny nose), congestion, nasal itching, and sneezing. Rhinitis can either be allergic, non-allergic, or mixed rhinitis (allergic and non-allergic).
Symptoms of Chronic Rhinitis
What is the ClariFix procedure?
Dr. Brodner performs ClariFix Cryotherapy right in our offices. First, he applies a local or topical anesthetic to the treatment area at the back of your nose. Next, he takes the ClariFix device and an endoscope and enters your nose. These are advanced to the back of the nose where he uses the endoscope’s camera to see the area of inflammation caused by the improperly functioning nerves.
He then directs the end of the ClariFix device to the area and delivers the freezing cryotherapy onto those nerves. The cryotherapy interrupts the signals from the out-of-balance nerves that are causing your symptoms. The process takes just a few minutes and will be repeated in the other nostril if necessary.
Does a ClariFix treatment hurt?
We apply topical anesthetic prior to the ClariFix device being used. You may feel some slight pressure and a cooling sensation in the nose and possibly around your molars. There may be some discomfort, but patients don’t describe it as being painful.
How many ClariFix treatments will I need?
ClariFix is meant for a single treatment in the back of the nose.
Is ClariFix safe?
The FDA has cleared ClariFix for treatment of chronic rhinitis. The most common side effects associated with ClariFix Cryotherapy are temporary increased congestion and localized pain or discomfort. These resolve quickly.
Will I still need Nasal Medications after the procedure?
You can expect similar results to those noted above. This should dramatically decrease or completely remove your need for nasal sprays and other medications. Of course, this can vary by the patient.
What kind of results can I expect with ClariFix?
In clinical studies to gain FDA clearance for ClariFix, 4 out of 5 patients reported long-lasting relief of their chronic rhinitis. It usually takes between two and six weeks post-treatment to see these improvements.
Nasal nerves regulate functions of the nose such as nasal secretions. It is thought that interrupting these nerves results in the reduction of nasal symptoms such as runny nose (rhinorrhea) and nasal congestion.
Symptoms of Runny nose/Post-Nasal Drip are caused by out-of-balance nerves, which may be sending too many signals to your nose, telling it to drip, run and swell more than necessary. Using cryotherapy, the ClariFix® device delivers cold temperatures to these out-of-balance nerves in the back of the nose, interrupting the signals and reducing the symptoms of Runny Nose / Post-Nasal Drip.
Most patients begin to see improvement between 2 and 6 weeks post-treatment.
In a clinical study, patients reported a significant decrease in runny nose and nasal congestion with 4 out of 5 patients reporting long-lasting symptom relief.
You can typically expect to spend about an hour in our office.
You may experience slight pressure, a cooling sensation in the nose and/or around the molars, or some discomfort during and/or after the treatment.
Dr. Brodner will start by numbing the nose with an anesthetic. The ClariFix® device is then placed in the back of the nose, and the cold therapy is applied.
Most patients typically return to normal activity the same day. As with any nasal treatment, you may experience increased sensitivity, congestion, and some discomfort after the treatment.
The most common side effects associated with ClariFix® cryotherapy are temporary increased congestion and transient pain or discomfort.
Adverse events were those usually associated with post-cryosurgery in nasal passageways and included: pain/discomfort, headache, facial pain, bleeding, dry nose, ear blockage. By day 90, symptoms had either resolved or rated as mild.
Dr. Brodner will discuss your current medications with you and determine a treatment plan specific to you.
Dr. Brodner will discuss your medical history with you, including previous surgeries, and determine a treatment plan specific to you.
Yes, the ClariFix Device is cleared by the FDA.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about our ClariFix treatment for Chronic Rhinitis, please call 561.735.8750 or click here and fill out an appointment request form to schedule a consultation with our experienced team at our office in Boynton Beach, FL. You can change your life with nose surgery and you can take the first step by speaking with us and with Dr. Brodner. If you suffer from symptoms of Runny nose/Post-Nasal Drip, call the Sinus and Allergy Wellness Center in Boynton Beach, FL today to schedule a consultation with David C. Brodner, MD.