A Non-Invasive Treatment Option For Patients Who Suffer From Moderate To Severe Chronic Rhinitis
Don’t Let A Runny, Stuffy Nose Get In The Way Of Living Your Life
If you have always been one to suffer from a runny nose that just won’t stop, nasal congestion that never quite goes away, or mucus in the throat (post-nasal drip), you may be suffering from chronic rhinitis. This is a recurring nasal blockage or nasal discharge that does not resolve on its own and occurs due to constant irritation or inflammation in the inner lining of the nasal passages. When left untreated, chronic rhinitis can lead to chronic sore throats, coughing, or the need to constantly clear your throat.
For non-allergic chronic rhinitis, the recommended treatment is often saline nasal sprays, corticosteroid nasal sprays, antihistamine nasal sprays, anti-drip nasal sprays, or decongestants. In mild cases, these may be unnecessary if you can avoid what triggers your rhinitis, otherwise, daily use of these medications may be necessary. If nasal sprays are ineffective, or you are looking for an alternative treatment option, FlotoGroup recommends RhinAer.
What is RhinAer, and How Does it Work?
The RhinAer procedure is a non-invasive treatment that makes use of low-temperature, radiofrequency energy. This is a fancy way of saying that it delivers small doses of electrical pulses. Our physicians will maneuver a small catheter into position inside the nasal cavity, then deliver the energy dose through it to the targeted area. This method specifically targets the nerve, rather than the surrounding tissue, so it doesn’t require any cuts or incisions to be made. Furthermore, the procedure can be performed right in our doctor’s office with minimal anesthesia.
What Advantages Does RhinAer Have?
In comparison to its short-term counterparts (sprays), RhinAer offers the following advantages:
It is a non-invasive, in-office procedure. The RhinAer treatment is done right in the doctor’s office with minimal discomfort and no surgical tools or cutting needed. Instead, there is only a minimal disruption to the posterior nasal nerve, as this is altered to deliver less mucus during flare-ups.
Zero downtime. Your recovery is going to be exceedingly quick. Patients normally return to routine activities the same day of the treatment.
Achieve lasting relief from symptoms. RhinAer is clinically proven to provide lasting relief of common non-allergic, chronic rhinitis symptoms such as: runny nose, post-nasal drip, and chronic coughing. The procedure improves symptoms in more than 90% of patients, and substantially reduces the need for over-the-counter medications.
Who is a Good Candidate for the RhinAer Procedure?
The RhinAer treatment works great in patients who have:
Moderate to severe chronic rhinitis, post-nasal drip, nasal congestion, or chronic throat clearing symptoms that don’t respond to first-line treatments.
Post-surgical patients with chronic rhinitis.
Those with persistent drainage after receiving allergy immunotherapy injections.
Failure of symptom remission in those who have undergone septoplasty or turbinectomy procedures.
Here at FlotoGroup, our board-certified otolaryngologists provide a high level of care for all patients who require ear, nose, and throat procedures and treatments such as RhinAer. If you are interested in learning about how we can help you beat chronic rhinitis, book an appointment with us, or give us a call at 407-677-0099.