Allergist Christopher Tumpkin of the Hawthorne Clinic in Sarasota Florida offers a safe, effective, and non-surgical treatment for chronic sinus or nasal problems that are not relieved by medication.
Chemical Cautery - A Better Solution For Chronic Allergy & Asthma Sinus Problems
Called Chemical Cautery, the procedure uses a chemical solution that is applied over a period of time by a highly experienced specialist. It has a success rate of about 80 percent, and patients typically find it more convenient and less painful than traditional nasal surgery. It is also highly effective in patients who have already had nasal surgery or have become intolerant to decongestants.
A Less Painful Alternative to Nasal Surgery For Relieving Sinus Problems
The Sarasota-based Allergy & Asthma Clinic has the expertise to alleviate your chronic sinus problems when medication fails.
Chemical cautery is an in-office procedure that should be performed once a month for three months during the initial phase of treatment.
What Is The Chemical Cautery Procedure?
• Each treatment begins with the application of a topical anesthetic to the nasal lining to eliminate pain.
• Next, a blood vessel constricting agent is applied to reduce congestion of the nasal lining.
• This is followed by the application of a solution to deplete the lining of the mast cells which are contributors to the release of histamine.
• This solution is applied twice to ensure adequate coverage of the entire nasal lining.
• A third solution is then applied to clear the nasal airway and ensure proper sinus drainage.
• Finally, peppermint oil is placed on the nasal lining to prevent it from becoming dry.
After the initial phase of treatment, the patient is re-assessed to determine the effectiveness and receives a fourth treatment within months.
Following the third treatment, follow-up maintenance treatments are recommended every four to six months.
Safe And Effective
Chemical cautery has no known side effects and does not interfere with most medications. It can successfully reduce nasal secretions, as well as relieve nasal and sinus headaches.
Expert Application By A Local Sarasota Allergy Doctor
To learn if Chemical Cautery could be a good solution for your sinus and allergy-related breathing problems contact Sarasota allergist Christopher Tumpkin of the Hawthorne Clinic by calling (941) 953-5050.