RhinAer® for Chronic Runny Nose
Nonsurgical Treatment for Nonallergic Rhinitis
Are you tired of always having a runny nose? Perhaps you’re experiencing additional symptoms as well, such as nasal congestion, postnasal drip, itching, and sneezing?
For the 30 million Americans who suffer from nonallergic rhinitis – which prompts a runny nose not caused by allergies – this condition can significantly disturb daily life, including your sleep quality. That’s not all: Chronic rhinitis can also lead to other problems, like recurring sinus infections.
If you have a chronic runny nose, your symptoms can be triggered by environmental factors (e.g., perfume), infections, and more. For those who have this condition but do not have allergies, overactive nerves are likely to blame. Many patients have relied on nasal sprays and rinses in a short-lived attempt to manage symptoms, but most people have limited success with these treatments. They have found nothing to date that offers long-term relief.
All that is about to change. The RhinAer® procedure was approved by the FDA in 2020 as a safe and effective non-surgical solution for patients with a chronic runny nose.
What Is the RhinAer Procedure?
Austin ENT Clinic is proud to offer the minimally invasive RhinAer procedure. It can be performed right here in our office under local anesthesia, making the option so much more convenient for our patients than traditional surgery.
RhinAer uses low-temperature radiofrequency energy to disrupt the nerve fibers associated with triggering a runny nose. During the procedure, a small, flexible tube enters the nasal passageway through a nostril and is maneuvered into place by your ENT physician. Low doses of electrical energy are delivered to the target area of the nerve, preserving healthy surrounding tissue. No incisions are made, and no tissue is cut. Patients report little to no discomfort during this brief in-office procedure.
The RhinAer procedure is preferred over a similar relatively new procedure (ClariFix® Cryotherapy), which uses liquid nitrogen to freeze and destroy the nerve tissue. However, this can cause temporary brain-freeze headaches afterward. The RhinAer procedure is not associated with this side effect.
Lasting Results for Your Chronic Runny Nose
You don’t need to suffer with a chronic runny nose a moment longer! Find out if you may benefit from the RhinAer procedure. You can significantly reduce how runny your nose is with a simple, in-office treatment.
Isn’t it time to finally be able to leave the house without always keeping tissues or a handkerchief on hand, and not have to worry anymore about your chronically runny nose? Additional benefits of the RhinAer procedure include improved sleep, reduced risk of sinus infections, less daytime sleepiness, improved concentration, and being better able to handle stress.
ENT Doctors in Austin, TX
Free yourself from a chronic runny nose and its associated symptoms. Call Austin ENT Clinic today at (512) 381-2850 to find out how to get started. You can also request an appointment now to discuss your issue with one of our skilled ENT doctors.