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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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How To Stop Your Child's Nose Bleed

Does your child have frequent nosebleeds? While they can be unsettling, they're rarely a cause for concern. Nosebleeds are extremely common in children, especially those between the ages of 3 and 10.  Most of them easily stop after applying direct pressure, while a few require an appointment with an ear, nose, and throat doctor. Find out what causes them and how to stop them in our latest blog post!

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Help For Chronic Ear Infections

Ear infections are the second most common childhood illness in the United States. These infections (“otitis media”) are caused when fluid behind the eardrum is unable to drain, trapping bacteria and viruses. Most children will have at least one ear infection before they reach three years of age. But chronic ear infections can lead to hearing loss, and in severe cases, damage the tiny bones within the ear, affect balance or even cause swelling near the brain. Discover the causes of symptoms, and find out how you can get relief!

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How Does an ENT Doctor Help You?

Otolaryngologist. The word is a mouthful and not one you want to run into during a spelling bee: An otolaryngologist (pronounced: Oh-toe -lair-in -gol-o-gist) is more commonly called an ENT, or ear, nose and throat doctor. So, what’s an ENT and how can one help you? See our list of common services we offer to bring you innovative treatments with compassionate care.

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Does Your Spouse Snore? Here’s Help

 

More married couples are spending the night in separate rooms, and it has nothing to do with romantic problems. Spouses are sleeping separately to get a decent night’s sleep. Whether they are struggling with snoring, insomnia or restless legs, couples are finding that “till death do us part” just might mean sleeping apart. But there's help! See why you may not have to live with that snoring after all.

 

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Is it Strep Throat or Tonsillitis?

It’s difficult to determine the cause of a sore throat: It could be the result of anything from allergies to heartburn. However, two of the most common causes of throat pain are strep throat and tonsillitis. These two diseases have similar symptoms but are treated differently. See our side-by-side comparison of the differences as well as guidelines for care.

 

 

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Rhinoplasty: More Than Mere Cosmetic Benefits

Supermarket tabloids are filled with before and after pictures of celebrities who have had “nose jobs” or some other type of cosmetic surgery.  It may surprise you to know that “nose jobs” (rhinoplasty) are not only done to improve appearance. Often, improving the shape of the nose can help support drooping cartilage and open nasal passages, allowing patients to breathe better and help avoid chronic sinus infections.

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What You Need To Know About Throat Cancer

Do you smoke or use tobacco products? Do you drink excessive amounts of alcohol? Do you drink alcohol AND smoke? These habits place you at risk for developing throat cancer. While throat cancer is not one of the most common cancers, it can still have a devastating effect on someone’s life, particularly if the cancer damages the larynx, or voice box. Read more about the symptoms you should be watching for!


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Common Communication Disorders

Children are not the only ones who have communication disorders. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) estimates that as many as 6 to 8 million Americans have some form of language impairment. This includes stuttering, autism, and aphasia. Read on to find some of the most common conditions that contribute to language disorders.

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