A condition caused by out of balance nerves giving too many signals to your nose.
Contraindications include Cryoglobulinemia, Paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, Cold urticaria, Raynaud’s disease, open and/or infected wounds or other skin conditions at or near the target tissue. Treat with caution: Patients with diabetes, sensitivity to cold, neuropathic disorders, bleeding disorders, or impaired peripheral circulation in the area to be treated.
Adverse events were those usually associated with post-cryosurgery in nasal passageways and included: pain/discomfort, headache, facial pain, bleeding, dry nose, ear blockage. By day 90, symptoms had either resolved or rated as mild. The ClariFix® Device is intended to be used as a cryosurgical tool for the destruction of unwanted tissue during surgical procedures, including in adults with chronic rhinitis.
1 CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/allergies.htm. Accessed November 15, 2017
2 Mayo Clinic: https://www.mayoclinic.org. Accessed November 15, 2017
3 K162608, Data on File: A2014-02 Clinical Report, Arrinex.
4 Hwang P, et al. “Cryosurgical Posterior Nasal Tissue Ablation for the Treatment of Rhinitis.” Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2017 Oct;7(10):952-956.
Due to critical shortages of supplies, St. Margaret’s Health is no longer testing walk-in patients for COVID-19; a physician’s order IS REQUIRED. If you have been exposed to COVID-19, please isolate at home, wear a mask and IF symptoms develop, contact your physician to request an order to be tested.
Having symptoms? In order to be tested for COVID-19, Influenza (Flu), Strep, RSV, or to receive a Respiratory Array test, patients MUST have a doctor’s order. Contact your medical care provider. Please DO NOT visit the testing center in Spring Valley without a physician’s order, OR visit an Emergency Department for testing.
There are many sites throughout the Illinois Valley that are still currently testing without physician’s orders, although appointments may be required. Please refer to local pharmacies and health departments websites, or visit https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/testing-sites for more information.