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Do You Have Symptoms of Rhinitis?

Chronic rhinitis is frequent inflammation of the nose with symptoms such as a runny nose, nasal congestion and post-nasal drip (mucus in the throat).

Rhinology and sinus surgery is a subspecialty that manages nasal and sinus problems. Dr. Beasley has unique expertise in this field, and is a recognized leader in the field of sinus surgery. Common problems treated are allergies, nasal obstruction, and sinusitis. Less common conditions such as tumors of the sinuses or anterior skull base can also be treated with minimally invasive techniques.

Normal Nasal Cavity

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  • Nasal nerves help regulate the nasal activity
  • Turbinates warm and moisturize air as it flows through the nose
  • Normal mucus production helps protect against infectious agents

Chronic Rhinitis

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  • Nasal nerves send too many signals
  • Inflamed turbinates contribute to congestion and stuffy nose
  • Excessive mucus can drip down the throat and cause runny nose

Treating Chronic Rhinitis

Approximately 24 million Americans suffer from a constant runny nose, continuous sneezing and, congestion. Patients suffering from such symptoms of chronic rhinitis are usually prescribed medications, nasal sprays, and solutions. Unfortunately, none of these options provide any lasting relief.

While the exact causes are unknown, out-of-balance nasal nerves play a contributing factor. The nerves in your nose transmit signals to your brain regulating all sorts of functions. When these nerves become hyperactive or out of balance, they send more signals than are necessary for the nose to perform its normal jobs, such as protecting the body from infectious agents. This can cause your nose to respond like it’s fighting an illness. The nasal linings will become inflamed (congestion) and mucus production will increase (runny nose), causing these annoying symptoms – even when you aren’t sick.

ClariFix Minimally Invasive Rhinology Procedure

The ClariFix Rhinology procedure is an innovative, minimally invasive, and FDA-approved treatment to freeze an inflamed area at the back of the nose that contains the nerves to mucus-producing glands. These out-of-balance nerves signal mucus-producing glands to release more mucus, causing symptoms such as runny nose and sneezing. With the help of a small handheld device that has a cryotherapy balloon, the out-of-balance nerves are hit with cold temperature, as low as minus 60 degrees. Freezing those nerves disrupts their ability to make mucus. The best part of the procedure is that it works well on allergic and non-allergic patients with equally good results.

Other Rhinitis Treatment Options

There are limited treatment options for patients suffering from chronic rhinitis. Many are unsatisfied with medical therapy or resistant to medical therapy altogether.

Medical treatments for chronic rhinitis, like nasal sprays, drops, pills and allergy shots, help manage frequent runny nose, congestion and post-nasal-drip symptoms; however:

  • They may require daily use
  • Symptoms can persist despite these treatments
  • Side effects may occur from prolonged usage, including nasal and throat dryness, nosebleeds and headaches

Suffering From Rhinitis?
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Boise ENT

West Boise Professional Center

8854 W Emerald St
Suite 150
Boise, ID 83704
Office: 208-229-2368
Fax: 888-815-1651