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The Definitive Guide to Relieving Sinus Problems

Sinus problems aren’t just annoying; they can significantly reduce the quality of your life.  Studies reveal that those with chronic sinus problems actually feel worse than patients with COPD and heart disease. The research also discovered that they feel as bad as someone on kidney dialysis.

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5 Ways to Prevent Swimmer’s Ear

You’ve just finished a few laps in the pool, but can’t shake the feeling of fluid in your ear. No matter what you do, your ear remains “full.” Eventually, you develop the itching and pain that are telltale signs of swimmer’s ear.  No one wants their time in the water to result in this uncomfortable condition, so we’ve provided some useful tips to help you avoid this common ear infection. 

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10 Tips on How to Live with Hearing Loss

About 15 percent of American adults have trouble hearing ---this translates to roughly 37.5 million people. Those who are 60 to 69 years old are much more likely to have hearing loss.  In fact, 25 percent of those between 65 to 74 have difficulty hearing to the extent that it is disabling, according to information from the Hearing Language Association of America. 

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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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