We can say that Rhinolight-UV Light Therapy, which has been successfully applied in recent years, has created a great excitement in the treatment of allergic rhinitis. We observe that the quality of life of our patients has become much better after two or three applications, thanks to the efficiency of Rhinolight Light Therapy, which we have started to apply in our center.
Rhinolight Light Therapy is only applied to patients with diagnosed allergic rhinitis. Patients whose allergic rhinitis complaints cannot be controlled by drugs used alone or in combination (such as antihistamine tablets or syrups, nasal sprays containing steroids), allergy rhinitis patients for whom it is inconvenient to use drugs (such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, active sports, liver or kidney failures), patients whose medications may interact with anti-allergic drugs due to another disease, patients who do not prefer to use long-term medication, patients who want support in the allergy treatment they are applying, and patients who want support for the allergy treatment they are applying are candidates for Rhinolight treatment.
Rhinolight is a type of visible light that contains high-intensity, a certain proportion of ultraviolet A and B rays. The ultraviolet light shows its effect by preventing the immune system response, which occurs as a result of the nose encountering the allergen, from overdoing it. We would like to state that this form of treatment is a clinically tested and approved treatment method.
The effects of Rhinolight light therapy are fast and long-lasting. It provides a high rate of improvement in the complaints of allergic rhinitis patients. Recovery periods may vary from person to person. Depending on the level of complaints, it may be necessary to repeat the treatment courses several times a year. Although it can be applied to all age groups, it can be applied to patients under the age of 14 in a controlled manner. Rhinolight Light Therapy can be used alone or in combination with drugs such as antihistamines and/or steroids in the treatment of allergic rhinitis. In seasonal rhinitis (hay fever), we make a total of 6 applications for two weeks, 3 times a week, and 8 applications in total, 3 times in the first week and once a week in all-year-long allergic rhinitis.
The application is in the form of applying the visible light for 2-3 minutes with a special hand apparatus advanced into the nose. Since the patient does not feel any pain during the application, there is no need for any anesthesia. The only side effect that can be seen rarely is dryness and crusting in the nose, and we use moisturizing creams to relieve this complaint. After the first one or two applications, a temporary increase in allergic complaints can be seen, which is an expected response. The reduction in the patient's complaints due to allergies usually starts after a few applications and becomes evident in the second week.
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