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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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How One Procedure Can Save Your Son or Daughter from Childhood Ear Infections

Did you know that otitis media, also known as a middle ear infection, is the most common pediatric illness treated by ENTs? In fact, 3 out of 4 children will have an ear infection by the time they are 3 years old. While many children recover with no complications, otitis media can cause permanent hearing loss if it is left untreated. Learn about the procedure that can help.

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The Four Best Hearing Aid Advancements

To say hearing aids have come a long way is an understatement. Digital technology has revolutionized their design, making them both smaller and easier to adjust. Some are even rechargeable, meaning there's no need to stock up on small batteries. See the four best hearing aid advancements.

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How to Explain a Tonsillectomy to Your Child

It’s often difficult for children to understand what tonsils are and why they may have to be removed. If your child is facing a tonsillectomy, you want to be sure he or she understands what is happening. Learning about the process will take a lot of the mystery—and fright---out of the procedure. Following are some guidelines for explaining a tonsillectomy to your child. 

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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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Can Smoking Affect Your Sense of Smell?

There’s nothing like the smell of fresh cut grass or the sweet scent of flowers at the Raulston Arboretum. Perhaps the fragrance of fresh cut grass reminds you of playing baseball. Have you ever been tempted by the aroma of fresh funnel cakes at the NC State Fair? If you smoke, you can say good-bye to these because smoking can damage your sense of smell. Learn more about how smoking affects your sense of smell and what you can do to fix it.

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How Do Hearing Aids Work?

If you lived 100 years ago, a "portable" hearing aid was the size of a filing cabinet that weighed 220 pounds. Not exactly ideal if you're trying to catch the latest show at Raleigh Little Theatre. Hearing aid technology has revolutionized assistance for those who are hard-of-hearing, and it has come a long way since its humble beginnings. Learn more about the history of hearing aids and how they work.

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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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How Loud is Too Loud? Seven Ways to Protect Your Hearing

Listening to your favorite band during a gym workout can inspire you through those last five minutes, but it may be doing irreversible damage to your hearing. One in 5 Americans experience hearing loss, but a staggering 80 percent do nothing about it. Hearing loss can lead to other problems such as tinnitus, social isolation, and sleep disturbances. It can also triple your risk of falling. How loud is too loud? We’ve compiled some useful information to take the mystery out of sound measurement.

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Is Your Home Hiding These Four Common Allergens?

Some of the most common—and annoying—allergens aren’t in your back yard---they’re lurking in your living room! And staying indoors doesn’t automatically reduce your chances of hay fever symptoms. Don’t worry. While it may be impossible to completely “allergy proof” your home, we’ve got some suggestions that will help you breathe easier---literally.

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