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Help for Vertigo: Ask Your Doctor These 4 Questions 

When a television comedian trips over furniture or stumbles across the room, it usually results in a good chuckle. But for many Americans, dizziness and balance problems are not a laughing matter.  In fact, these are common signs of vertigo. 

Vertigo is more than a mere sense of dizziness. It’s a condition that can make tasks of daily living challenging at best. If you’ve ever had the feeling that the entire room was spinning accompanied by nausea and maybe even vomiting, you may be experiencing vertigo.

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Should Your Child Have Their Tonsils Removed? Our Useful Guide

If your child has chronic throat infections, it may seem like the tonsils do nothing but cause trouble. In actuality, they do have a role to play as a part of the body’s natural defense against germs. 

However, when your child has recurrent tonsillitis, removing the tonsils can make a dramatic improvement in his or her life.

We’ve provided this guide for parents to help determine whether or not this procedure is right for your child.

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Oral Cancer: The Importance of Early Detection

You’re probably aware of the importance of mammograms in detecting breast cancer. If you’re a man, you’re likely encouraged to be screened for prostate cancer.

But when was the last time you were checked for oral cancer? 

Early detection is vital in being able to successfully treat oral cancer, and as your ear, nose and throat doctor  in Raleigh, we’re in a unique position to provide the expertise and help you need. 

We’ll take a closer look at the causes of oral cancer, who is at risk, and how a simple oral cancer exam can detect it when it is at its most treatable stages.

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How Ear, Nose and Throat Doctors Get Rid of Scars

Scar removal may not be the first thing you think of when you hear "ear, nose and throat doctor," but our physicians are experts at facial plastic surgery. Read more to learn how we use these skills to help those with skin cancer and those with acne scars. 

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The 4 Most Common Problems Affecting the Ears

Maybe you hit the water the wrong way when diving off the side of the pool, and you’re now having pain in your ear. Perhaps you’re frustrated by ear infections that seem to happen constantly. These are a few of the common problems that can affect your ears and, in extreme cases, may even place your hearing at risk. 

We’ll take a look at some of the most common ear problems, how they’re treated and what to do if you are experiencing them. 

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Five Common Facial and Plastic Surgeries (and How to Prepare for Them) 

When you think of cosmetic surgery, the first thing that may come to mind is dramatic “before” and “after” pictures. While these procedures can remarkably transform your appearance, some also make an extraordinary difference in your health and well-being.

 

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2021 Allergy Update: All You Need to Know About Allergies

Do you know what the 2021 allergy season has in store?

You know you can face more sneezing, nasal congestion, and itchy, watery eyes. But do you know the best treatments for seasonal allergies?

We'll review some of the latest information about the 2021 allergy season, effective allergy treatments and what you can do through this challenging time of year.

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Convenient CT Services at Raleigh Capitol ENT

At Raleigh Capitol ENT, we strive to provide excellent, world-class care. We also know that our patients are busy and appreciate convenience. This is one reason why we’re pleased to be able to offer in-office CT (CAT) scans for evaluation of the sinuses.

We'll take a closer look at this technology, how CT scans are performed and how they help us diagnose and treat sinus problems. 

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What Is Nasal Valve Collapse and How Is It Treated?

Everyone has difficulty breathing now and then, especially if they frequently have colds or sinus infections. However, there is another factor that may be contributing to your nasal problems: nasal valve collapse. It's one of the most common forms of nasal obstruction. We'll explore what it is and how we can help you.

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Minimally Invasive Options for In-Office Sinus Surgery

At Raleigh Capitol ENT, we constantly strive to provide comprehensive services for our patients with sinonasal disorders and are pleased to offer several procedures that can be performed in the office under local anesthesia. These include balloon sinuplasty for chronic sinusitis, turbinate reduction for nasal congestion, and nasal polypectomy.

There are several advantages to having a procedure performed in our office instead of as an inpatient at a hospital or an outpatient treatment facility. We'll review some of these advantages, how procedures are performed and how we can help alleviate your ear, nose and throat problems.

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