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Why won't my nose stop running? ClariFix & Rhinorrhea

Updated: Oct 30, 2019

Runny nose, or Rhinorrhea, is the worst sort of problem, because it usually isn’t particularly aggressive but can be pervasive, making the smallest tasks into big challenges. Whether it keeps you from exercise, from cooking, or from simply relaxing, having a runny nose can make a box of tissues feel like a ball and chain.


For many, this inconvenience is infrequent and tolerable when it strikes, and usually it is indicative of some other problem like an allergy or a cold virus. But for some people, runny nose is a chronic problem that deserves to be addressed as a medical problem independent of a separate cause.


More than 24 million people suffer from chronic rhinitis in the U.S. alone. That’s just about the population of Texas, if everyone there had a miserable nasal condition.

Classic treatments for runny nose like invasive surgery or daily medication can have limited results and frustrating side effects. When nasal symptoms persist despite everything you do to keep them under control, it’s time to try something new. A new treatment for nasal symptoms may outperform them all: a cryotherapy device called Clarifix.

What is cryotherapy?

Cryotechnology is the engineered use of coldness to accomplish a goal. Produce and seafood is flash frozen to preserve flavor. Even human embryos are safely frozen for storage and later use using cryotechnology. Cryotherapy is the crossroads of cryotechnology and biotechnology, soothing and healing the body with coldness. So, how might coldness fix that runny nose, especially when coldness could just as easily cause your nose to drip in the first place? The answer is found in a new high-tech treatment called ClariFix, and the way it works is surprisingly “cool”.


ClariFix is a cryotherapy device that is quickly and conveniently administered in your doctor’s office. A long narrow wand with a specialized tip is carefully placed in the nasal cavity. Then, the doctor locates regions with great nerve density. With the target locked, the device is activated, unleashing an arctic blast of snot-stopping power that calms the nerves, restoring balance, peace and possibility to your daily life.


Why won’t my symptoms just go away?

If having a runny nose is more like a way of life for you than the sign of an onset cold, the problem is probably not just in your head (or pouring out of it). There may be an imbalance among the nerves that regulate the production of mucus inside your nose and sinuses. When nerves in the sinuses are abnormally active, they cause swelling, congestion and general inflammation that just won’t go away with classic treatments. ClariFix does what classic treatments fail to accomplish: it stops the problem at its source, putting inflamed nerves to rest for good with the power of ice.

ClariFix may be the help you need, if your symptoms include any of the following:

  • Watery runny nose

  • Nasal congestion

  • Congestion in the Morning

  • Post-nasal Drip

  • Excessive clearing of the throat

These symptoms can be annoying, but they are harmless when infrequent. When you are constantly dealing with them, the cause is probably unrelated to illness or infection and may require a new approach.


Clarifix: a remedy for chronic rhinitis

ClariFix is covered by many insurance companies because it is shown to be an effective treatment for nasal symptoms. The procedure is performed routinely in your doctor’s office, not in an expensive surgery center or hospital. ClariFix treatment is relatively quick, it only takes a few minutes to perform, but including the preparation and monitoring the immediate recovery afterward, the office visit may take about an hour or so. Most patients’ symptoms are diminished or gone entirely after 4-6 weeks post-treatment. Feeling more congested during the first week or two is normal and can be anticipated, but it’s also an important signal that the treatment is working.


During the recovery period, follow the instructions your doctor will provide to stay comfortable, like soothing saline nasal irrigation or nasal sprays. You should not blow your nose very hard during the recovery period, as that can contribute to inflammation. Some patients experience some nasal bleeding or headache during the first days following ClariFix treatment, but generally these side effects are mild and temporary.


Check out this cool video from the makers of ClariFix!



ClariFix is a breakthrough technology

Unlike surgery, which has its own set of risks, cryotherapy does not sever or disassemble connective tissues like collagen fibers but rather preserves them during the acute phase of the procedure, so that existing structures are maintained and strong during recovery. The preservation of the extracellular matrix ensures blood flow and stability during your recovery, minimizing common risks and complications that follow surgical procedures like infection or excess scarring.


For more information about ClariFix treatment, cryotherapy and other nasal treatments, please visit www.ClariFix.com. ▪