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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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Symptoms of a Deviated Septum

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The septum is the wall made of bone and cartilage that separates your nose into two equal parts. However, when the septum is bent or misaligned, it is referred to as a deviated septum. If you have a deviated septum, you might not know the exact cause of your condition. While some people are born …

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When to See an ENT Doctor

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Otolaryngology is a field of surgical medicine that deals with ENT (ear, nose, and throat) conditions.  Many different conditions (some as common as snoring) warrant the need to visit an ENT. The following explanation will help describe what exactly an ENT doctor deals with on a day-to-day basis, and when it might be appropriate to …

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