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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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Raleigh Capitol ENT | Interesting Blog A.. by Raleigh Capitol Ear, Nose And Throa.. - 1w ago

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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Raleigh Capitol ENT | Interesting Blog A.. by Raleigh Capitol Ear, Nose And Throa.. - 3w ago

The signs of throat cancer mimic symptoms of other common conditions, such as allergies, colds, and sinus infections. In order to achieve an accurate diagnosis, you need the expertise of one of our experienced ENT physicians who can determine whether or not you need a biopsy.

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Acute sinusitis is one of the most common things people go the doctor for, and 95% of acute sinusitis infections are caused by viruses (common cold). Antibiotics do not work for viruses. A recent study showed that about 70% of people that go to the doctor for acute sinusitis are treated with an antibiotic.

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It is well-known that there is a crippling problem with opioid use and addiction that is currently rampant in America. As a result, many types of surgeons are studying how to manage post-operative pain better and with fewer opioids, including ENT’s.

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If you have never heard this term, pay attention! This refers to the bacteria, viruses, fungi, etc. that live on and in our body, including our sinuses. They are essential for a normal, healthy body. These “germs” are the good guys!

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We understand the importance of offering only the best in world-class care. We also realize that today’s hectic schedules can make it challenging to get to a doctor’s office, and a growing number of our patients were from Holly Springs. Therefore, we’ve recently opened a new office in Holly Springs offering both compassionate care and convenience.

The Holly Springs office is located at 781 Avent Ferry Road, Suite 206 and will see patients from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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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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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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Raleigh Capitol ENT | Interesting Blog A.. by Raleigh Capitol Ear, Nose And Throa.. - 2M ago

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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