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Have You Experienced One of These Common Vocal Cord Injuries?

Three of the most common vocal cord injuries or diseases are laryngitis, polyps, and paralysis. To completely understand the effect these conditions have on everyday life, it’s important to review how the vocal cords create sound.

 

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5 Signs You May Need Ear Tubes

 

An ear tube (also called a tympanostomy tube) is frequently used to help children who have chronic ear infections.  The procedure can also be helpful for adults, although the surgery is not as common as it is in younger patients.

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2019 Allergy Update: All You Need to Know About Allergies

What does the 2019 allergy season have in store? Unfortunately, you can expect even more sniffling and sneezing. The warm and ample moisture this year means the allergy season peaks sometime around mid-April for the Southeast, which indicates a very unpleasant spring, according to the latest updates from Pollen.com.

Currently, North Carolina is listed as having some of the highest allergy rates in the U.S. Measurements from 9.7 to 12 are considered high, and the Raleigh area is showing readings from 10.7 to 11. The main culprits are allergens from birch, juniper and maple trees.

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Why Do Allergies Cause Nosebleeds?

If you or your child has chronic allergies, your nose may bleed frequently. While nosebleeds can be difficult to control and are often a nuisance, they are rarely life-threatening.  Those with allergies are very susceptible to nosebleeds.

Why?  To answer this question, it helps if you know how allergens affect the inside of your nose. An allergen is any substance—such as pollen or ragweed—that prompts an allergic reaction.

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A Hole in Your Nose? We Answer Questions About Septal Perforation

If you’ve experienced consistent whistling every time you breathe through your nose, you may have a perforated septum. This occurs when a trauma, accident or injury creates a hole in the bone separating your nose into two sides.

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Can Hearing Aids Treat Tinnitus?

It’s not unusual to occasionally experience a ringing in your ears, especially after being exposed to a loud noise or during a bad ear infection. While the noise is irritating and inconvenient, it eventually subsides.

But imagine what your life would be like if it didn’t.

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Should Your Child Have Tonsils Removed? A Guide for Parents

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.

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When Is Throat Surgery Needed?

Throat surgery treats a wide variety of conditions, from life-threatening cancers to chronic sore throats and breathing difficulties. Because throat surgery may be an option for many types of diseases, we’ve compiled some of the most common reasons throat surgery may be needed.

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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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Do You Have a Spouse Who Snores? Resolve to Get More Sleep in the New Year

The New Year brings many resolutions and hopes for a healthier 2018. Some of the most common ones we’ve heard all too often: the dedication to lose weight, to eat better and to finally take advantage of that gym membership. We believe there is something important that is often overlooked on that list: sleep.

Americans aren’t getting enough sleep, and it’s affecting every aspect of their lives. 

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