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The Complete Guide to Your Telemedicine Appointment

At this time, in-office appointments are limited to urgent or emergent issues only, as recommended by the state and federal government, as well as the Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. As a result, we are using telemedicine as much as possible during this difficult time. Here is everything you need to know about telemedicine, and how you can make the most out of your appointment.

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All You Need to Know About Nasal Irrigation Systems

Have you taken advantage of nasal irrigation benefits? Do you understand the process for saline rinsing? Don’t worry, we’ve got all the information you need to get you started on this healthy habit.

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How to Treat Nasal Polyps

If that gorgeous bouquet of red roses doesn’t smell as sweet as you remember—or if you can’t seem to smell them at all-- then the culprit may be a grayish, grape-shaped growth in your nose called a nasal polyp.

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How to Stop a GERD Cough

Coughing may not be the first symptom you think of when GERD is mentioned, but a chronic, constant hack can be an annoying part of the disease. If you have this and are wondering how to get rid of a GERD cough, we’ve got the answers. We’ll also explore what GERD is, what causes it and how we can help.

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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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