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What Is the Best Treatment for Sleep Apnea?

Does your spouse snore? Have you ever been told that you stop breathing during the night?

If so, you might have the classic symptoms of sleep apnea. But this condition is much more than an inconvenience; it can cause several serious health problems. We'll take a look at what causes sleep apnea, what the symptoms are, and how our ENT physicians at Raleigh Capitol ENT can help.

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Why Antibiotics Aren't Always the Right Choice for Sinus Infections

No one likes the headache, cough and stuffiness associated with sinus problems, but reaching for antibiotics isn't the answer. 

Antibiotics are incredibly overprescribed in America and around the world, and it is causing a major health care crisis. 

The problem is so prevalent that the U.S. actually has established an Antibiotic Awareness Week every November to make patients and providers alike aware of the issue. 

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How to Overcome Fall and Winter Allergies and Stay Healthy

While spring and summer may grab the spotlight for allergies, make no mistake: Winter and fall allergies can make you miserable. That’s why we’ll take a look at common allergy myths, effective allergy treatments, and tips to help you stay healthy during the winter (and year round). Discover what causes allergies, dispel some allergy myths, and learn how to remain healthy not just through the fall and winter but year round.

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What Causes Nosebleeds? And How Can You Prevent Them?

Do you or your child have chronic nosebleeds? These are annoying, and can even be frightening, but fortunately, they are rarely serious. We explore the proper way to stop a nosebleed, what causes them, and even more importantly, how you can avoid them with the help of our ENT experts. 

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What Are Tonsil Stones and How Do You Get Rid of Them?

Tonsil stones are embarrassing because they can cause chronic bad breath. But how do you get rid of these annoying white pieces on your tonsils? We take a closer look at what they are, what causes them, and most importantly, how to get rid of them.

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The Complete Guide to Your Telemedicine Appointment

At this time, in-office appointments are limited to urgent or emergent issues only, as recommended by the state and federal government, as well as the Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. As a result, we are using telemedicine as much as possible during this difficult time. Here is everything you need to know about telemedicine, and how you can make the most out of your appointment.

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All You Need to Know About Nasal Irrigation Systems

Have you taken advantage of nasal irrigation benefits? Do you understand the process for saline rinsing? Don’t worry, we’ve got all the information you need to get you started on this healthy habit.

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How to Treat Nasal Polyps

If that gorgeous bouquet of red roses doesn’t smell as sweet as you remember—or if you can’t seem to smell them at all-- then the culprit may be a grayish, grape-shaped growth in your nose called a nasal polyp.

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How to Stop a GERD Cough

Coughing may not be the first symptom you think of when GERD is mentioned, but a chronic, constant hack can be an annoying part of the disease. If you have this and are wondering how to get rid of a GERD cough, we’ve got the answers. We’ll also explore what GERD is, what causes it and how we can help.

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Meniere’s Disease: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

 

A sickening spinning sensation. Hearing loss. Ringing in the ears. 

For those who have Meniere’s disease, these symptoms can make day-to-day life challenging at best. This disorder of the inner ear causes intense vertigo that can last one to two hours and requires treatment from an ear, nose and throat doctor or Meniere’s disease specialist.

Of course, those with Meniere’s disease are not alone.

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