What is ClariFix?

The ClariFix device is a nasal probe that is inserted into the back of the nose, the source of sinusitis, in order to target a small, inflamed area with cryotherapy (cold therapy). Cryotherapy targeted in this area interrupts the signals to the nerves which cause your nose to swell and drip. This is how ClariFix uses cryotherapy to selectively freeze tissues to help relieve inflammation, pain, and other symptoms of sinusitis.

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Am I a Candidate for ClariFix Treatments?

Patients who are experiencing chronic symptoms of rhinitis or sinusitis that don’t resolve with medication or other treatments are likely candidates for ClariFix treatments. These include the following:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Post-nasal drip
  • Congestion
  • Itching
  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Inflammation
  • Nasal and facial pain

What Happens During the ClariFix Procedure?

We will first give you a local anesthetic to ensure the nose is numbed and you feel no pain during the procedure. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, your doctor will guide an endoscope gently into your nose. The ClariFix probe will follow along the same path to the back of your nose, which is where the nerves are located which are sending the signals to your nose to cause it to run, itch and remain congested. During your treatment, your doctor will use the endoscope camera to see the area of inflammation and properly apply the cryotherapy to those nerves. This interrupts nerve signals causing the symptoms. 

The ClariFix process takes just a few minutes per nostril. During your treatment, you will feel slight pressure, minimal discomfort, and a cooling sensation around the nose which sometimes extends to the molars.

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ClariFix Benefits 

Patients suffering from chronic sinusitis or rhinitis can experience quite a few benefits from ClariFix treatments, which include the following:

  • Effectively resolves a runny, stuffy nose 
  • Is a short, safe, in-office procedure
  • Causes minimal discomfort 
  • Provides long-lasting relief for 4 out of 5 patients
  • Causes minimum impact on surrounding tissues 
  • Has a low chance of side effects
  • Requires one treatment
  • Has a short recovery time

Results and Recovery After ClariFix

After your ClariFix treatment, expect a minimal recovery period, lasting for about 1-2 days. During this time, you will experience mild discomfort and congestion. After 2-6 weeks, you will notice the results, which provide long-lasting, dramatic relief for 4 out of 5 patients.

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Why Choose Texas ENT Specialists?

Texas ENT Specialists provides a personalized, patient-centered approach to ideal ENT care. Your treatment plan is customized for you, ensuring your care is designed exactly for your needs. Texas ENT Specialists is honored to provide experienced, compassionate care and effective, modern solutions, such as ClariFix, for patients who are suffering from chronic rhinitis or sinusitis. 

With 15 convenient locations across the greater Houston area, we’re never far away.

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