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6 Solutions for Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

The Eustachian tube isn’t very large, but it can cause huge problems when it is not functioning properly, such as dizziness, pain and other issues. While these symptoms can be treated, often, we’ll need to help you address the underlying cause to gain long-term relief. Read this article to identify the symptoms and learn more about the treatments available for ear tube dysfunction.

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What Are Keloids and Do They Have to Be Removed?

Suppose you decided to get your nose pierced. You go to a reputable place, get the piercing, and follow all of the self-care instructions. One month later, you notice a large bump in the piercing area. This can be an indication of a keloid, which is one of the most common complications associated with body piercings. There are a number of factors to consider when choosing types of keloid treatment. Learn how to treat keloids in this article.

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Can The Flu Permanently Damage Your Sense of Smell?

The flu can damage your sense of smell. Fortunately, this is usually not permanent, though it may take it a while to return. The medical term for a complete loss of smell is anosmia, while a partial loss of smell is called hyposmia. Continue reading to learn the causes of a lost sense of smell and solutions for regaining it.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Skull Base Tumors

While these tumors are not common, they can provide several symptoms such as nasal congestion, nosebleeds and dizziness. However, because these are symptoms that can apply to a variety of conditions, skull base tumors are very difficult to diagnose.

Following are frequently asked questions about skull base tumors.

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Is Vaping Bad for Your Health?

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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How to Prepare for Plastic Surgery - A Checklist  

Facial plastic surgery involves much more than cosmetic procedures—it often is used to help patients who have difficulty breathing, who have had an injury, or who have had a skin cancer removed from their face as a part of Mohs treatment. Facial plastic surgery is also helpful for those who have structural problems with their nose or have septal perforations. No matter what type of plastic surgery you are having, we will give you a specific set of instructions to follow that will address your specific case. 

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Can Children Have Sleep Apnea?

Yes, 2 to 4 percent of children have a form of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and ten percent snore regularly, leaving them susceptible to the same health risks and problems that occur in adults with OSA, according to the American Academy of Otolaryngology. Sleep apnea is a disease where there is a cessation of airflow for 10 seconds or more. This may occur hundreds of times during the night. While not everyone who snores has sleep apnea, snoring is one of the major indicators.

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How Are Ear Tubes Removed (And Do They Get Stuck?)

​If your child has been plagued with constant ear infection, one of our ear, nose and throat doctors may have suggested ear tube placement.  A myringotomy, or ear tube placement, is an outpatient procedure where an otolaryngologist uses a surgical microscope to make a small incision in the ear drum.It’s not common, but sometimes ear tubes may not fall out on their own or they become stuck in the ear wax in the ear canal.

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Adenoids: What They Are and Why They Can Cause Problems

If you've had your tonsil removed when you were a child, you most likely had your adenoids removed at the same time. While everyone knows where their tonsils are located, many aren’t aware of where their adenoids are and don’t understand the role they play in preventing infection.

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The Most Common Sinus Surgeries

When medication intervention fails to relieve chronic sinus problems, millions of Americans turn to sinus surgery to provide long-term relief. Our ear nose and throat physicians at Raleigh Capitol ENT have decades of experience performing sinus procedures, and we’ve outlined some of the most common.

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