Runny nose

Runny nose

Runny nose, or chronic rhinitis, is a nuisance and can be embarrassing in your daily life. Good News! You don’t have to suffer as there is relief without surgery to help end the need for tissues.

If your runny nose is a chronic problem, contact us today to schedule an appointment so we can help you find relief.

Runny Nose

Commonly Asked Questions

When you produce an excess of mucus or if your mucus isn’t draining properly, you may develop a runny nose, which is also called rhinorrhea or rhinitis. The discharge may be clear or cloudy, depending on whether there’s an infection present.

There are many conditions that can lead to a runny nose, but the following are the most common:

  • Upper respiratory infection (cold or flu)
  • Allergies
  • Environmental irritants, such as smoke or dry air
  • Sinusitis, either acute or chronic
  • Deviated septum
  • Nasal polyps
  • Hormones
  • Certain medications, such as blood pressure medications or birth control

In some cases, you may have nonallergic rhinitis, which means there’s no explanation for your runny nose. As well, a runny nose can be temporarily brought on by cold air, spicy foods and crying.

Dr. Furze begins by reviewing your condition and your medical history. He may also turn to advanced imaging to get a closer look inside your nasal cavity, including an in-office nasal and sinus endoscopic evaluation and CT scan of your nose and sinuses.

If Dr. Furze finds your problem is caused by an anatomical problem, such as a deviated septum, he may recommend a Septoplasty to remedy the issue permanently. If nasal polyps are causing a runny nose, he may recommend a steroid treatment to reduce the polyps.

Should you suffer from chronic sinusitis, Dr. Furze offers an innovative Balloon Sinuplasty, which encourages better mucus drainage in your nasal cavity. Regardless of the underlying cause, Dr. Furze can help you get the treatment you need to put an end to your chronic runny nose.

Depending on the treatment, recovery can be very quick with minimally invasive treatments, such as Balloon Sinuplasty Surgery, or take a little longer to heal, such as if Rhinoplasty or Deviated Septum surgery is needed.

Depending on the treatment or surgery for chronic runny nose, the procedure may be covered by PPO insurances and Medicare when it is causing significant medical issues. Our office is experienced in working with insurance companies, and we will assist you with insurance issues.