Summertime Sinus Problems and Solutions

Many people think of nasal problems as happening only in the spring or fall or during allergy season. But that’s not true. People can experience nasal problems year-round, including the summertime. Chronic rhinitis, for example, occurs when the mucous membranes in the nose inflamed for 12 weeks or longer despite treatment. Fortunately, there are rhinitis treatments available for those who suffer. If traditional therapies and medicine do not work to relieve your nasal symptoms, ClariFix Cryotherapy can provide long-lasting relief for symptoms of rhinitis. 

Summer Nasal Problems

Although cold viruses that trigger rhinitis are less active in the warm summer weather, nasal issues do occur during the summer months. The good news is that they can often be avoided. 

If you can, stay clear of things that irritate your nostrils and mucous membranes such as mold, smog, smoke, and pollen. Pollen, for instance, can fill the air during the summer, and breathing in pollen can lead to rhinitis symptoms such as sneezing and congestion. When pollen levels peak, it can be helpful to stay indoors and vacuum frequently, especially if you have carpet in your home. A HEPA air filter can also help keep air clear and breathable inside your home. Nasal sprays to keep your nasal passageways moist are a must-have to help keep viruses at bay, especially in dry environments like airplanes. 

If avoiding irritants and triggers does not work out for you and you still suffer from rhinitis frequently, another option you could consider is ClariFix.

The ClariFix Treatment

A more permanent treatment such as ClariFix might work for you if you experience chronic rhinitis symptoms frequently such as:

• Nasal congestion or obstruction that may cause difficulty breathing through the nose

• Post-nasal drip

• Constant throat clearing

• Runny nose

• Reduced sense of smell or taste

• Pain and tenderness around the eyes, cheeks, nose and forehead

ClariFix Cryotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure with a very short recovery time and long-lasting symptom relief. Sometimes, nerves in the back of the nose are out of balance. ClariFix works by disrupting the signals of these nerves to reduce symptoms of rhinitis. 

Under a local or topical anesthetic, the ClariFix device and endoscope are placed into the back of the nose where the nerves are located. Cryotherapy is applied using a probe and takes only a few minutes. Patients might feel some pressure and a cooling sensation. Although you might feel discomfort during the procedure, the treatment should not be painful. There is minimal downtime, and any side effects such as temporary increased congestion usually resolve the same day. After the treatment, most people see improvement of symptoms within a few weeks.

If you suffer from nasal problems, no matter the season, talk to your doctor about the best treatment for you, especially if the symptoms are long-lasting. If avoiding triggers, over-the-counter allergy medications, and nasal sprays do not provide you the relief you seek, and especially if you suffer from chronic rhinitis symptoms, you might be a good candidate for a procedure like ClariFix Cryotherpy, which can provide long-lasting relief for your symptoms.  

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