If you experience constant congestion and feel like your nose gets stuffed up every day, you might be considering your options. Though effective in many cases, certain medications may not always provide relief, and surgery might be out of the question.
Thankfully, there’s also RhinAer®, a quick and painless medical procedure that offers lasting relief from your chronic symptoms.
Symptoms of Chronic Rhinitis
Symptoms of non-allergic rhinitis are like those you experience with a cold. Runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing and postnasal drip are all common and may continue indefinitely or come and go. Unlike hay fever, non-allergic rhinitis doesn’t cause itchy eyes, nose or throat. Non-allergic rhinitis isn’t just bothersome; if untreated, it can cause acute sinusitis, chronic sinusitis and ear infections.
How Does RhinAer Work?
Your doctor will diagnose non-allergic rhinitis based on your symptoms and medical history and will want to rule out an allergic cause through skin and blood tests. Sinus problems present similar symptoms, so you may also need a nasal endoscopy or CT scan to rule out nasal polyps or a deviated septum.
RhinAer comes into play if traditional medications or other treatments don’t produce results. The procedure involves your doctor applying local anesthesia to numb the area in your nose and make the treatment process painless. A small wand-like device is then inserted, which uses a low-temperature radiofrequency to calm your overactive sinus nerves. The procedure also helps to shrink any inflamed tissue inside your nose.
What to Expect
The initial treatment requires just one office visit, which means you can get on with your normal day afterward.
Once finished, patients will see an improvement in:
- Runny nose and nasal congestion
- Nasal and throat itching, and sneezing
- Postnasal drip
- Chronic cough
- Overall quality of life
For more information, be sure to visit the official RhinAer website.
Call ENT & Allergy Specialists at (859) 781-4900 for more information or to schedule an appointment.