Totum Health is proud to announce they’re one of the first Ear, Nose & Throat practices in New York City to offer a new procedure that can bring long-term relief for your runny and stuffy nose, called ClariFix. The ClariFix procedure is for patients suffering from Chronic Rhinitis (CR), more commonly known as a runny nose.
If you frequently have a runny, stuffy nose, you may have Chronic Rhinitis (CR).
- Chronic Rhinitis is caused by inflammation of nasal linings
- You’re not alone, more than 24 million people in the U.S. suffer from CR
- Your runny and stuffy nose can be frustrating. Treatments, such as sprays, drops, and pills may not give you the relief you’re after.
What is ClariFix and how does it work?
ClariFix is a clinically-proven, minimally invasive option, which uses cryotherapy to treat your Chronic Rhinitis. A small handheld device is placed endoscopically in the nose and uses a cryotherapy balloon to quickly freeze a small area that is often responsible for your frustrating nasal symptoms. No need to continue to rely solely on oral or nasal medications. The ClariFix procedure is safe, effective, and takes less than 30 minutes.
- ClariFix Cryotherapy goes to the root of the problem, the inflamed nasal tissue and the underlying nerves for long-term Chronic Rhinitis symptom relief.
- In a clinical study, 4 out of 5 people reported long-lasting improvement with the ClariFix device, including a reduction in runny nose and congestion.
ClariFix Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Does ClariFix cryotherapy hurt?
A: In a clinical study of 27 patients, the cryotherapy was well-tolerated and patients reported an average pain rating of 1.19 on the Wong-Baker FACES pain scale (0 = minimum score, 5 = maximum score).
Q: Can I drive myself back home from the appointment?
A: In most cases, only topical or local anesthesia are necessary and patients can drive themselves back home.
Q: Is there downtime or recovery?
A: In general, there is minimal downtime and recovery. As with any nasal procedure, you may experience increased sensitivity, congestion and/or pain during the healing process.
Q: What are the side effects?
A: In a clinical study, side effects were those usually associated with cryosurgery in the nasal passageway and included: pain/discomfort, headache, facial pain, bleeding, dry nose, and ear blockage. These symptoms had either resolved or were rated as mild within 3 months of the procedure.
Q: How long until I see an improvement?
A: Most patients begin to see improvement between 7 days and 30 days post-treatment.