1.1 Cryotherapy for chronic rhinitis should be used only in research. Find out what only in research means on the NICE interventional procedures guidance page.
1.2 Further research should report details of patient selection, duration of the effect (including whether repeat procedures are needed), and long-term outcomes.
Why the committee made these recommendations
The evidence for cryotherapy for chronic rhinitis is limited and includes people with different types of rhinitis. The evidence does not raise any major safety concerns, but the procedure can have complications. The short-term evidence is promising, but it is still uncertain how well the procedure works, particularly which group of patients will benefit most from the procedure and how long the effect of the treatment will last.