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From the category archives: Raleigh Capitol Ear, Nose & Throat

Allergies are prevalent in North Carolina and take a toll on you. From Balloon sinuplasty to immunotherapy drops and allergy shots, our nose and throat doctors can help you stop sneezing.

Nasonex for Allergy Treatment Will Soon be Available Without a Prescription

Merck, the company that manufactures Nasonex, has entered into an agreement with Perrigo Company to make the nasal spray available over-the-counter. See this article to read the facts before speaking with your doctor to discover if Nasonex OTC may be the right allergy treatment for you.

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Winter Allergies: Why Year-Round Treatment Is Crucial

Many people mistake year-round allergies for the common cold. Are you one of them? First, only colds give you an achy body. Read 2 more revealing symptoms.

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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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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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Five Things You Must Know About Fungal Sinusitis

The earth is full of millions of different fungal species---you expose yourself to them every time you take a breath! They live in soil, plants, trees, indoors and even on human skin. Thankfully, most of these species are not dangerous ----out of these millions there are about 300 different types that can make you sick, according to the Center for Disease Control.

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Top 10 Tips for Staying Healthy During the Winter

It can be started by the simplest action: Your sister sneezes on her way to the supper table, where she touches the serving spoon to get a second helping of mashed potatoes. Often, this is the first step to a miserable winter full of sniffles, sore throats and earaches.

While we are always here to serve you if you get sick, we believe the best defense is a good offense—in other words, it’s best to not get sick at all. Therefore, we’ve created a list of the top 10 tips for staying healthy during the winter.

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Fall Allergies: Fact or Fiction?

More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year, representing a cost of more than $18 billion annually.  In addition, allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S. 

Fall allergy symptoms are enough to make anyone miserable. Don’t compound your problem by falling prey to common allergy myths.

We’ve compiled some of the most common allergy misconceptions. Can you separate fact from fiction?


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A Step-by-Step Guide to Allergy Treatment

Recently, Raleigh, NC was listed as one of the top 100 most challenging places to live if you have allergies.  The list is part of an annual report compiled by the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America. The ranking takes into account factors such as pollen count and medication utilization. Raleigh ranked #88, while Durham clocked in at #57.  (In case you’re curious, Jackson, Mississippi earned the dubious #1 “honor.”) Of course, this top 100 ranking will come as no surprise to Triangle residents who suffer through allergy season with sore throats and runny noses.  If this sounds all too familiar, you’re not alone. 

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If You Have Allergies, You Should Know These Four Facts

More than 50 million Americans have seasonal allergies, making them the sixth leading cause of chronic illnesses in the United States, costing more than $18 billion. That certainly brings a different perspective to the runny noses and watery eyes that plague Raleigh’s spring and fall. However, are you aware that allergies can put you at risk for other health problems? Or that the source of your allergy woes may be lurking in your living room?

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Four Effective Treatments for Children’s Allergies

No parents want to see their children miss out on the fun activities of spring and summer because of sniffling, sneezing and a sore throat.  If these happen at the same time every year, your child may have seasonal allergies. If they battle these symptoms year round, they may have chronic allergies. The good news is that physicians at Raleigh Capitol Ear Nose and Throat have expertise in helping children overcome their seasonal or chronic allergies. Each treatment is carefully tailored to fit your child’s needs. Following are four effective treatments for children's allergies. 

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