Frequently Asked Questions about ClariFix Procedure

Chronic rhinitis affects more than 24 million Americans. The condition is caused by inflammation of the nasal membrane. The use of nasal sprays, oral medication, and drops may fail to provide relief against constant runny nose, congestion, or drainage down your throat, while surgical treatment options may prove to be too invasive. Fortunately, a new and effective treatment option, ClariFix in Coconut Creek, is available at Broward Specialty Group

Below is a sneak preview of what the procedure entails.

What is ClariFix?

ClariFix is a minimally invasive procedure that has been clinically proven to deliver cooling to help freeze inflamed nerves in the nasal passage for pain and inflammation relief.

ClariFix: An Innovative Solution

There are many benefits with using ClariFix treatment to reduce inflammation in the rear part of the nose including:

  • You do not need to go to the hospital
  • Is a safe procedure
  • Has slight discomfort
  • Provides long-lasting relief from symptom of chronic rhinitis

What is chronic rhinitis?

Chronic rhinitis is characterized by the secretion of excess mucus, nasal itching, and congestion when the nasal mucosa becomes inflamed. Nasal nerves control how your nose functions including mucus secretion. When these nerves are medically interrupted, it can help reduce the above symptoms of chronic rhinitis.

What Is The ClariFix Procedure?

The specialists at Broward Specialty Group will perform the ClariFix cryotherapy procedure in their offices. Your doctor will start by applying local anesthesia to the treatment area at the back of your nose. The specialist will then insert an endoscope and the ClariFix device into your nose. Your doctor will examine your nose using the endoscope to establish the area where nerves have been affected by inflammation. 

He will then direct the tip of the ClariFix device to the affected area to freeze the nerves. The device interrupts the nerves that have fallen out of balance and are causing your symptoms. Your treatment will last for a few minutes and you will be allowed to go home after the procedure.  Ensure to have someone drive you home after treatment, since you may not be able to drive due to the effects of anesthesia.

Does ClariFix treatment hurt?

ClariFix treatment is pain-free since anesthesia is used. However, during treatment, a cooling sensation and slight pressure may be experienced. The discomfort cannot be described as painful. 

How many ClariFix treatments will I need?

This procedure is designed to be a one-time treatment. 

Is ClariFix safe?

ClariFix is an FDA-approved treatment for chronic rhinitis. The procedure has temporary low risks and side effects, including increased congestion during the first few days after treatment and localized discomfort, which resolve without the need for medication. 

Will I need to use nasal medications after the procedure?

After treatment, you will experience the above-said results, which should gradually clear up your condition without using medication and nasal sprays. Results may vary from one patient to another.

What results can I expect after ClariFix treatment?

Four out of five patients reported receiving long-lasting relief from chronic rhinitis when the procedure was seeking to become FDA-approved. Results start to manifest 2-6 weeks after treatment.