When you have chronic allergies, the constantly runny nose can be one of the worst things about it.
Always sniffling or having to make sure you have a tissue on hand gets old fast. If only there were something that could be done about it... Well, surprise — there is! Dr. Sina Joorabchi has been serving South Florida for years as the area’s top ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialist. He’s helped hundreds of men and women from Miami to Hollywood find relief from all kinds of conditions, but especially when it comes to getting their allergy symptoms under control. If you’re ready to stop sniffling and start enjoying life again, Dr. Joorabchi can put you in power today! Visit Dr. Joorabchi at his Pembroke Pines offices today!
Nasal issues can be caused by a lot of things — infections from viruses or bacteria, irritants in the environment — but the most common cause is allergies.
In the United States, it’s believed allergies cause nose problems for as many as 30% of all the adults in the country. When the mucus membranes inside your nose get irritated and inflamed, you get a condition called “rhinitis” (sometimes referred to as “coryza”). You’ll know you have rhinitis when you sneeze a lot, your nose gets stuffy, and/or runs all the time.
When allergies strike, it can prompt your body to produce too much mucus in your nose which gravity says has to go somewhere. When it drains toward the back and down your throat, this “post-nasal drip” can give you a bad cough. But when it goes forward, you’ve got a runny nose. If you only experience this during your allergy season, it can be manageable with medicines or tissues. But when it lasts year-round, your rhinitis may now be classified as “chronic” and that can call for more aggressive, direct treatment.
In the past, all you could do was try to manage the symptoms. But now, there’s a way to get long-term relief without surgery and it’s called RhinAer™. RhinAer™ is a new, simple, pain-free procedure that is proven to provide lasting relief from the symptoms of rhinitis. It’s minimally invasive so you won’t need heavy anesthetics, and it can be done entirely in Dr. Joorabchi’s office. Using technology that’s proven effective in treating other conditions, RhinAer™ aims to decrease the inflammation inside your nose through targeted radiofrequency energy. In clinical trials, this procedure has been shown to give patients relief from:
When you meet with Dr. Joorabchi, make sure to let him know what all symptoms you’re suffering from and what your goals for your visit are. He’ll listen closely and help you explore your options and find the right treatment just for you.
Do you have a chronic runny nose? Are you tired of taking medicines and using tissues all the time? Then you might be a good candidate for the RhinAer™ treatment.
As with most procedures, you should let your doctor know if you have any serious medical conditions — things like heart disease, diabetes, or cancer. Breathing or pulmonary issues can sometimes cause complications, so make sure Dr. Joorabchi knows about any of those if you have them.
If you’re currently sick (other than your allergies) or have an active infection, you should probably wait until that clears up before you undergo any other treatments. It’s always a good idea to talk to your primary care physician or get a second opinion from another doctor you trust. Dr. Joorabchi highly values your peace of mind, so he wants to make sure you feel heard, comfortable, and fully informed.
Fortunately for you, the RhinAer™ runny nose treatment is pretty simple and straightforward. The whole thing can be done in less than an hour right there in Dr. Joorabchi’s clinic. That means you’ll be at home, resting, and breathing better on the same day as your procedure.
Things will start with Dr. Joorabchi using a gentle, local anesthetic just to numb your nose slightly and make you more comfortable. Then, he’ll insert the RhinAer™ stylus (a short, metal rod) through your nostril and place it against the mucus membranes on the interior wall of your nose. The stylus will deliver targeted pulses of radiofrequency energy to the membranes.
Dr. Joorabchi will repeat this process several times on different parts of the inside of your nose to make sure the treatment is applied evenly to your hyperactive tissues. Once that’s complete, the RhinAer™ rod is removed and the procedure is complete.
Recovery is typically easy because of how minimally invasive the RhinAer™ procedure is. You might have some slight discomfort following your treatment, but it should be very mild.
Minor bleeding can sometimes occur, so Dr. Jorrabchi will let you know if gauze is needed. Also, you may experience nasal congestions for five days after your procedure, but that’s normal and will go away on its own. After your procedure, Dr. Joorabchi will make sure you know what possible side effects to be on the lookout for and how to handle them. As always, he and his staff are available at any time to answer any questions that may come up.
Following your RhinAer™ treatment, you can expect to notice a significant reduction in how much your nose is running, as well as relief from stuffiness and congestion.
Most patients feel 50 percent better after one month and see full relief after three months. You’ll also see less itching and sneezing, as well as relief from the coughing that comes from post-nasal drip. Your results should be readily apparent within a few days of your RhinAer™ treatment and can be expected to last for as long as a year.
It’s really easy to schedule a consultation with Dr. Joorabchi to explore your options. All you have to do is call us at (954) 438-7171 to speak to someone and get your appointment on the books. Or you can simply complete the contact form below. Either way, we can’t wait to talk to you soon and get you on the road to a fuller, runny-nose-free life!
If you suffer from persistent congestion or sinus pain, every day feels like a struggle. But there is a way to stop the headaches, the runny noses, and the sleepless nights. Schedule your consultation at South Florida ENT Associates today to get relief from your ENT issues and start breathing freely again.Schedule an Appointment