Cryotherapy Coming Soon!
Here at Carlisle Ear Nose & Throat patients with chronic rhinitis, postnasal drip, and nasal allergy symptoms such as a runny nose and congestion are looking for a long-term more permanent treatment. For some patients, the traditional treatment of nasal sprays, nasal drops and pills will work However, those therapies require daily use and while they may help control the symptoms for a time, often the symptoms can persist despite those treatments. Some side effects may occur from extended use including nasal and throat dryness, nosebleeds and headaches.
Patients that continue to suffer with no relief in sight are looking for a better way. The patients that struggle with the chronic congestion, and runny nose that do not benefit from any of the traditional medicine could benefit from Cryotherapy to end their chronic issues. It’s the posterior nasal nerve which signals and notifies the nose and nasal tissue if it should start to secret mucus or be congested. What the cryotherapy does is freezes the overactive nerves in the back of the nose which causes the signal to fade.
Cryotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment option. The doctor will use a small handheld device endoscopically in the nose and uses a cryotherapy balloon to quickly freeze a small area that is often responsible for the nasal symptoms. This will provide the patient with long lasting relief that they have been waiting for.
- The procedure itself lasts about 3 minutes
- Relatively painless
- Cryotherapy procedure has long-lasting results. It has been reported lasting over a year or more
- Patients can leave the doctors office after 30 minutes.