COLUMN: That runny nose you experience could be due to a nasal disease
Do you experience any of the following symptoms?
- Runny nose
- Nasal congestion
- Post-nasal drip, clearing of the throat
If you answered yes, you’re not alone and there are multiple minimally invasive procedures that provide long-lasting relief, right in an Ear, Nose and Throat (E.N.T.) specialist’s office!
That runny nose you experience could be due to a nasal disease. Nasal diseases may sound intimidating, but recent technological developments allow physicians to quickly and easily relieve your symptoms for good!
Did you know that over 30 million Americans suffer from non-allergic rhinitis? This condition includes symptoms like chronic sneezing and a congested, drippy nose. A few potential causes of non-allergic rhinitis stem from airborne pollutants, some medications, changes in weather or underlying health problems. For some, management with medications and sprays are inadequate.
Here are two minimally invasive procedures for long-lasting relief:
ClariFix® uses cryotherapy (cold therapy) to freeze a small area that is often responsible for frustrating nasal symptoms. It is long-lasting and balances out the nerves that are telling the nose to drip, run, or swell. Clarifix® interrupts the brain’s signals and stops the source of symptoms. Most patients begin to see improvement between 2 and 6 weeks post-treatment.
RhinAer® uses proprietary, temperature controlled radiofrequency technology to relieve chronic nasal conditions. With therapeutic benefits occurring at 60 degrees celsius (140 degrees fahrenheit), it offers durable, tissue-sparing results. RhinAer has clinically proven, durable results that give patients a significant decrease in symptoms and an overall higher quality of daily life.
Are you a candidate for the RhinAer® procedure? Find out by completing a questionnaire on the FENTA website at floridaentandallergy.com/our-services/nose-sinus/nasal-sinus-disease/rhinaer/.
Both of the above procedures are FDA approved, minimally invasive, performed in the office and covered by most insurance companies. To find out if these procedures could help you feel better and live a happier, tissue-free life, call Florida E.N.T. & Allergy at 813-879-8045 today to discuss your options! By offering same/next day appointments, their board certified physicians will find the best treatment plan for your needs and help you get better fast!
The physicians of Florida E.N.T. & Allergy have served the Tampa Bay community for over 40 years. The board certified physicians & doctors of audiology have completed extensive education and clinical training. They also have specialized training in their area(s) of expertise. From pediatric allergies to fitting hearing aids, our caring and experienced providers specialize in ear, nose and throat care for the entire family using comprehensive, cutting edge technologies.