"Some Patients Suffering From Chronic Runny Nose Find Relief From Cryotherapy Procedure"
Melody Stazzone had year-round allergies that were making her nose run and her life miserable. “I wouldn’t even be here. I couldn’t even go by the parks. It was just too much. It was just a constant barrage of just being stuffed up with the sore throat and the nasal drip, not being able to breathe, massive headaches,” she said. Gregory Levitin, MD, senior faculty of otolaryngology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai suggested a minimally invasive “cryotherapy” called Clarifix. He added, “I think this has been a real game-changer for a lot of patients.” According to Dr. Levitin, the treatment is ideal for allergy sufferers who experience year-round symptoms like Stazzone, but it’s also effective for treating non-allergic chronic rhinitis where the nose runs for unknown reasons. Dr. Levitin performed the procedure on Stazzone, who is back to doing the things she loved just a few months after the treatment.
— Gregory M. Levitin, MD, Senior Faculty, Otolaryngology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai