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Meniere’s Disease: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

 

A sickening spinning sensation. Hearing loss. Ringing in the ears. 

For those who have Meniere’s disease, these symptoms can make day-to-day life challenging at best. This disorder of the inner ear causes intense vertigo that can last one to two hours and requires treatment from an ear, nose and throat doctor or Meniere’s disease specialist.

Of course, those with Meniere’s disease are not alone.

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How Long Does Botox® Last?

 

Troublesome "Crows feet," lip lines, wrinkles and frown lines are all signs of aging, and while Botox ® may not be the fountain of youth, it’s frequently used to make people look younger. Botox injections make skin look smoother and cause wrinkles to be less pronounced. 

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All Things Sinus: Infections, Problems, Surgery, and More (2019)

 

Triangle residents are gearing up for the fall, which means the start of school, football games and—unfortunately—the arrival of autumn allergies. Chronic allergies can cause sinus infections to develop, and when they do, it’s important to receive the right type of sinus treatment in a timely manner from one of our ENT physicians.

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Does Vaping Cause Nasal Congestion, Sinusitis, or Allergies?

The use of e-cigarettes (vaping) has dramatically increased in the last five years, making it a $3.5 billion business. While it’s often marketed as a “healthier” alternative to cigarettes, in actuality, vaping can lead to extensive health problems. E-cigarettes include harmful ingredients such as nicotine, diacetyl (which is linked to lung disease), benzene (which is found in car exhaust), nickel, tin and lead. Vaping can also irritate your lungs, making current allergies worse, and agitating asthma.

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Is Nasal Irrigation Safe? Important Updates You Need to Know

Are you sure that the water you’re using for your nasal irrigations is clean enough? A mere tap water filter doesn’t work.  The recommendations from the CDC are to boil water for at least one minute and then let it cool. Other recommendations are using microfiltered water, distilled water or sterile water. 

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How Dermabrasion Can Eliminate Acne Scarring

Acne scarring represents much more than damaged skin—it is a condition that dramatically affects your appearance and can have a devastating impact on self-esteem. It’s the most common skin condition in the United States, and it doesn’t just affect teens-- problems with acne can continue well into someone’s 30s and 40s.

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Is There a Connection Between Hearing Loss and Dementia?

Hearing loss is a natural part of aging. In fact, an estimated 25 percent of Americans between the ages of 65 and 74 have hearing loss that is so prevalent it can become disabling, according to the Hearing Language Association of America

Of course, there are aspects of hearing loss that the statistics never show, such as the frustration of not being able to hear conversations in a restaurant or always asking others to constantly repeat themselves. 

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Nasal Valve Collapse: A Common Cause of Nasal Problems

There are multiple ways nasal valve collapse can develop, but its main symptoms are nasal obstruction, congestion and difficulty breathing through the nose. It can be treated with nose plastic surgery, but in many cases, non-surgical help is all that is needed.  You can learn more about our treatments for this condition at our Sinus Center.

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The Definitive Guide to Relieving Sinus Problems

Sinus problems aren’t just annoying; they can significantly reduce the quality of your life.  Studies reveal that those with chronic sinus problems actually feel worse than patients with COPD and heart disease. The research also discovered that they feel as bad as someone on kidney dialysis.

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5 Ways to Prevent Swimmer’s Ear

You’ve just finished a few laps in the pool, but can’t shake the feeling of fluid in your ear. No matter what you do, your ear remains “full.” Eventually, you develop the itching and pain that are telltale signs of swimmer’s ear.  No one wants their time in the water to result in this uncomfortable condition, so we’ve provided some useful tips to help you avoid this common ear infection. 

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