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There’s much more to Sinusitis than symptoms. Learning more about the condition can help you speak to your doctor about the best course of treatment.

Which Patients Benefit the Most From Balloon Sinuplasty?

Sinuplasty has proven itself to be a very effective treatment for those dealing with chronic rhinosinusitis. Through this minimally invasive procedure, a tiny balloon is inserted into the blocked sinus cavity, inflated, deflated and then removed. As a result, the sinus passages are opened, allowing fluid to drain.

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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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Sinus Infection, the Flu and the Common Cold: Know the Difference

Sniffles, sneezes and sore throats are all common signs of colds, sinus infections and the flu. These diseases affect millions of Americans each year. 

 

Treating these conditions is challenging enough, but because they have so many similar symptoms, how can you tell them apart? Knowing the difference is important because it can determine the best course of treatment and home care strategies. 

We’ve provided this handy guide to help you. First, we look at the common symptoms of each illness and then examine the distinct differences between them.


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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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Four Common Causes of a Stuffy Nose

No one is immune to one of the most common medical aliments in the world: a stuffy nose. Many things can cause it, from structural abnormalities to irritation from dust or dander. Only your ear nose and throat doctor can determine the precise cause of a stuffy nose, but following are some of the most common causes and some tips to keep you healthy.

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Four Causes of Chronic Sinus Problems

Triangle residents are all too familiar with Raleigh’s beltline traffic. When everything runs smoothly, cars zip easily to their destinations. Now imagine that a lane is closed. Traffic slows, transforming your drive into a frustrating delay. Something similar happens with a chronic sinus infection. When your sinuses are irritated or swollen, nasal passageways swell, preventing drainage. This causes a “traffic jam” in your nose, which causes irritation or infection. See four common causes of sinus problems and how to resolve or manage them.

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Nasal Irrigation 101

Under normal circumstances, your nasal and sinus passages work together with streamline efficiency. The sinuses are lined with small, hair-like structures called cilia. When the cilia sway back and forth, they gently escort dirt, mucus and other irritants out of your nose. However, when the sinus passages are swollen due to allergies or sinusitis, the cilia can’t do their job properly, and the resulting mucus buildup could easily result in an infection. In other words, your sinuses become like a slow-draining bathtub. Thankfully, a little salt water can make a huge difference. See how.

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Three Things You Need to Know About Sinus Infections

You already know a lot about sinusitis. No one has to explain the annoying facial pressure, the stuffiness and clogged nasal passages that spell misery during allergy season and, for some, year-round. However, there’s much more to “Sinusitis 101” than symptoms. Learning more about the condition can help you speak to your doctor about the best course of treatment.

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Is Balloon Sinuplasty Right for You?

Runny noses, itchy eyes, and nasal congestion can all have a dramatic impact on the quality of life for those who have year-round allergies and
sinus problems in Raleigh. This misery puts a damper on vacations, outdoor activities and can even affect performance at work! Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) occurs when there is persistent inflammation of the nasal and sinus passages that has continued for three months or longer. Read on to better understand the symptoms of CRS and find out if Balloon Sinuplasty is a possible treatment for you.

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Is It A Migraine Or A Sinus Headache?

It’s one of the most common medical problems we see in our office: Patients describe their headache symptoms, believing that spring and fall allergies are the forces behind their throbbing and aching. What these patients don’t realize is that their sinus headache may not be not a sinus headache, but a migraine, and therefore best managed through the services of a neurologist. But what is the difference between a migraine and a sinus headache? Find out more here.

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