"Dr. Nguyen and his staff are very nice. The sinus procedure was tough at the beginning as I could not take steroids to aid the recovery process, but now I'm feeling great!"
If you often find yourself sniffling and with an itchy, runny nose, even though you don’t have allergies, you may be suffering from chronic rhinitis. While this condition isn’t dangerous, it can be deeply unpleasant. This condition can leave you fatigued, can cause poor sleep and can simply be annoying.
If you live in Houston and suffer from chronic rhinitis, Dr. CT Nguyen is here to help. As a Certified ENT surgeon with more than 15 years of experience, Dr. CT Nguyen has helped hundreds of patients to find relief. Thanks to his focus on nonsurgical options for sinus and nasal conditions — including the noninvasive RhinAer® procedure — you can breathe easier with less disruption to your life.
Chronic rhinitis is a nasal condition that has symptoms similar to those of hay fever, but it is not caused by allergies. In most patients, it comes and goes throughout the year.
Chronic rhinitis symptoms include:
More research is needed to determine what causes this condition. Some medical researchers believe chronic rhinitis happens when the body sends incorrect signals to the nose or when the blood vessels are overly sensitive.
If you have chronic rhinitis, a treatment option commonly prescribed is to use over-the-counter medications to control flare-ups. Unfortunately, this method of treatment does not tackle the root problem — and many nasal sprays have unpleasant side effects. In some cases, nasal sprays and strips may not even work.
The RhinAer® procedure is a treatment that addresses the root cause of chronic rhinitis and lets you breathe easier. This procedure uses radiofrequency technology to focus on the posterior nasal nerve, which has the glands that produce mucus. This nerve can trigger your chronic rhinitis symptoms. Radiofrequency technology allows your ENT specialist to change the function of this nerve, effectively eliminating symptoms for many patients.
RhinAer® is not a chronic rhinitis surgery, but an inpatient treatment offering several benefits:
Talk to a doctor today to find out whether the RhinAer® procedure could be a good option for you.
If you’re ready to breathe freely, schedule an assessment with Dr. CT Nguyen or contact us with questions about nonallergic chronic rhinitis. Dr. Nguyen and his friendly staff work with patients in the Jersey Village, Houston and Cypress areas.
¹ Data on file. Aerin Medical Report TR898 & DCO#896