Relief Allergy & Sinus Institute

Stop the Drip: Advanced Treatments for Chronic Runny Nose

Do you have nasal or sinus congestion? We can treat you for your congestion or find out if more serious sinus problems are at fault.

Nasal and sinus congestion refers to the condition where the nasal passages and sinuses become swollen, inflamed, or blocked, leading to difficulty in breathing through the nose. It is a common symptom associated with various underlying causes, such as:

  1. Respiratory Infections: Colds, flu, and other viral or bacterial infections can cause congestion as the body’s immune response leads to inflammation of the nasal and sinus tissues.

  2. Allergies: Allergic reactions to pollen, dust mites, pet dander, or other allergens can trigger nasal and sinus congestion due to inflammation and increased mucus production.

  3. Sinusitis: Sinusitis is an inflammation or infection of the sinuses, often resulting in congestion, facial pain, and pressure.

  4. Environmental Irritants: Exposure to irritants like smoke, pollutants, or strong odors can lead to temporary nasal congestion.

  5. Deviated Septum: A deviated nasal septum, a structural issue in the nose, can obstruct airflow and cause chronic congestion.

  6. Nasal Polyps: Noncancerous growths in the nasal passages can block airflow and lead to persistent congestion.

  7. Weather Changes: Cold or dry air, as well as changes in temperature and humidity, can trigger nasal and sinus congestion in some individuals.

Nasal and sinus congestion can cause discomfort, difficulty breathing, and affect one’s sense of smell and taste. Treatment options may include decongestants, antihistamines, nasal corticosteroid sprays, saline rinses, or addressing the underlying cause with the help of a healthcare professional.

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Chronic runny nose, also known as rhinitis, can be bothersome and may require medical attention. It occurs when the nasal passageways are irritated and inflamed due to various factors such as cold, flu, allergies, or even with no apparent cause.  However, an estimated 40 million Americans have a chronic runny nose for no obvious reason, which may be referred to as nonallergic or vasomotor rhinitis.

Nonallergic rhinitis can be caused by hormonal changes, certain medications, nasal trauma, acid reflux, or GERD. Triggers for nonallergic rhinitis can include cold weather and air pollution, where overly sensitive nasal nerves are thought to play a role in excess mucous production.

At Relief Allergy & Sinus Institute, our experts can provide a comprehensive strategy to permanently relieve you of your runny nose.

We will provide allergy testing, and our ENT Surgeon will check for any nasal polyps, which are small, inflammatory growths in the lining of your nasal passages that may contribute to your symptoms. 

In some cases, surgical intervention may be necessary to correct structural abnormalities in your nasal passages, such as a deviated septum or nasal polyps.

Our Sinus experts can perform a minimally invasive procedure in-office called the RapidRhinitis™ procedure to provide permanent relief for your runny nose. 

The RapidRhinitis™ procedure is a non-invasive and office-friendly solution that provides long-lasting relief by disrupting the signals that cause excess nasal mucous production. Using a handheld wand inside your nostril,  low-temperature radiofrequency (RF) energy is precisely targeted to  calm down the overactive nerves, helping to reduce the production and flow of unwanted mucus.  The wand can also help shrink inflamed soft tissue in your nose to help relieve congestion. It is also clinically proven to provide lasting relief of symptoms, such as runny nose, post-nasal drip, and chronic cough, with 96% of patients demonstrating improved symptoms.

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