Post-nasal drip is a disorder that causes mucus to continually drain down your throat. It occurs when strange thick or thin mucus gives a sensation that it’s running down the back of your throat. It’s the “drip” at the back that gives this condition its name. In addition, it usually comes with a chronic cough.
Various types of post-nasal drip can be treated at home, but those caused by infection and abnormalities in the structure or function of the nose require surgical procedures. So, any surgical operation that’s performed to stop the post-nasal drip, including ClariFix, is called post-nasal drip surgery.
If you live in Houston and you have post-nasal drip at the back of your throat due to any of these reasons, you need to see Dr. Nguyen for treatment.
Each of these causes requires a different approach, and you need to contact a specialist like Dr. Nguyen, who has over 15 years of experience to help you diagnose and treat your condition.
Dr. Nguyen can perform virtually all the treatment options he offers in the office, and you don’t have to make several appointments or be admitted into the hospital.
Chronic rhinitis (inflammation of the nose) has post-nasal drip as one of its main symptoms. The drip also causes cough, sore throat and throat clearing.
Before you’re scheduled for surgery, Dr. Nguyen will examine you and perform an imaging test or CT scan. After obtaining your medical history, he’ll decide whether your rhinitis condition is caused by allergens, medications or blockage of nasal passages. You may be scheduled for surgery if it’s caused by structural defects in your nasal cavity.
You can get relief from your post-nasal drip condition if you visit a specialist ENT doctor in Houston. Your doctor will perform a medical examination on you and assess the causes of your condition. Then, based on the established cause, he will create a treatment plan. You may need to stay off a certain medication, change your diet, live a healthier lifestyle, take antibiotics or go in for a surgical procedure.
ClariFix cryotherapy is a treatment procedure that locates the source of the drip, inflammation or running nose. It sends out signals that locate nerves that are out of balance. Then, it interrupts the signals coming from these nerves to stop your runny, stuffy nose or post-nasal drip. Dr. Nguyen offers ClariFix cryotherapy to patients who will benefit maximally from its mode of treatment.
If you suffer from post-nasal drip, runny or stuffy nose, then contact Dr. Nguyen today to schedule an assessment or ask any questions about your condition. Houston Sinus & Allergy offers compassionate and personalized care to clients in Houston, TX, and Cypress/Jersey Village.
Dr. Cong Thu (CT) Nguyen is a Board Certified Ear, Nose and Throat – Head and Neck Surgeon who has extensive training and experience in the diseases of the ears, nose and throat. His special clinical interests include sinus diseases, snoring disorders, allergy treatment and image guided functional endoscopic sinus surgery. He has 15+ years experience as a leading ENT expert and has helped hundreds of people get relief from their nasal & sinus conditions.
“I was suffering of constant congestion and running fevers every month! I was very miserable for almost 2 years. I decided to come see Dr. Nguyen after writing other doctors who wouldn't even give me the time of day. Dr. Nguyen actually sat down and listened! He noticed many things other doctors didn't. He treated me for my allergies and combined the procedure on me. After the procedure, I could actually breathe! Dr. Nguyen has ever since given me advice on how to continue to take care of my nose and keep allergies under control.”
“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!”
“Surgery was not as complicated as I feared. I feel the benefits after a few weeks. The doctor and his staff are awesome and very personable. I highly recommend this office to anyone with sinus issues.”