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When is the Right Time to Have Your Tonsils Out?

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Enlarged or swollen tonsils can be difficult to deal with because they can make it hard to breathe, swallow, or speak. Deciding when the time is right to have your tonsils out depends on the seriousness of your symptoms and your doctor’s recommendations after an examination. What Are Swollen Tonsils? Tonsils are two masses of […]

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Can You Break Your Nose More Than Once?

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A broken nose can be a painful and traumatizing experience, and if you aren’t careful, you can break your nose more than once. What Is a Broken Nose? A broken nose also called a nasal fracture, occurs when you sustain a crack or break in a bone in your nose. The most common bone that’s […]

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What is Turbinate Dysfunction?

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If you have trouble breathing through your nose or feel pressure in your nose or face, you may have a condition called turbinate dysfunction. What Is Turbinate Dysfunction? We have something called nasal turbinates in our noses. Turbinates, also called the nasal conchae, are long, narrow shelves on the side of the nose that warm […]

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Are Allergies Genetic?

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Every time you have an allergy attack, do you have your ancestors to thank? Seasonal allergies can be due to a genetic disposition you’ve inherited. What Are Allergies? Allergies are your body’s immune system response to things it thinks are foreign attackers. Allergy triggers, like pollen, dust, mold, or animal dander are a few examples […]

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How Often Should You Check Your Hearing?

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Hearing is something we all tend to take for granted until there is a problem. Unfortunately, many problems with hearing start quietly and advance slowly, and there may be ten to fifteen years of progressive damage before we realize it is a problem. By getting regular hearing screenings, it may be possible to catch hearing […]

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Can an Ear Infection Go Away On Its Own?

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Ear infections are common in children under the age of three but they normally become less of a problem as you get older. Anyone can experience the pain, redness, and hearing loss that comes from an ear infection. In many instances, an ear infection will clear itself up within 72 hours, but fluid build-up can […]

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Can You Have Vertigo More Than Once?

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Dizziness is one of the most common complaints that bring people to Emergency Departments. Actually, dizziness covers a large range of symptoms, including vertigo, lightheadedness, loss of balance and unsteadiness. If you have ever experienced true vertigo, you’ll never mistake it for being unsteady. The world appears to spin around you. often bringing on bouts […]

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Can I Prevent Swimmer’s Ear?

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Swimmer’s ear is among the hazards of swimming, but you can also get it in other ways. This infection can cause serious complications without proper treatment, so it’s important to take steps to reduce your risk of getting it. Find out more about swimmer’s ear, including what causes it, how to treat it and how […]

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Is Vocal Cord Paralysis Treatable?

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When your voice sounds hoarse for a couple weeks or more or you have to clear your throat often, you could have a condition known as vocal paralysis. This condition occurs when the nerve impulses that normally reach one or both of your vocal cords are disrupted. While some cases of vocal cord paralysis can […]

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How Common Is Hearing Loss In Children?

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Hearing loss is a condition that is typically associated with the aging process, but children can also have it. Detecting hearing loss in children is important in order to lower the risk of speech and language delays, as well as problems with social development. Learn more about how often this condition occurs in children and […]

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