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What to Expect During a Consultation with an ENT Doctor Regarding Sinus Issues

Experiencing sinus issues can be incredibly uncomfortable, and finding the right treatment starts with an effective consultation. Here’s what you can expect during your visit to an ENT (Ear, Nose,…

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Disorders of the Ear, Nose, and Throat

Disorders of the Ear, Nose, and Throat

There are some parts of the human body that are almost ancillary – people can technically live without them. However, our ears, nose, and throat (ENT) are crucial body parts…

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Do Nasal Strips Help With Snoring? A Simple Guide

Do Nasal Strips Help With Snoring? A Simple Guide

Have you ever been nudged awake in the middle of the night and told, "You're snoring again!"? Or perhaps you're the one doing the nudging. Snoring can be a noisy…

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What Causes Sinus Infections? Ask the Austin, TX ENT

What Causes Sinus Infections?

Today, we're diving into the world of sinus infections. You've probably heard of them or even experienced them, but let's get a clearer picture of what they really are, what…

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How to Avoid Getting a Sinusitis Headache?

How to Avoid Getting a Sinusitis Headache?

Sinusitis headaches are a very common complaint among American adults. When you get nasal congestion, bacteria and viruses can infect the sinuses, leading to unpleasant, painful pressure and a throbbing…

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Are Oral Appliances Effective for Sleep Apnea?

Are Oral Appliances Effective for Sleep Apnea?

Do Oral Appliances Work? You might have heard about using oral appliances for sleep apnea and wondered, "Do these really work?" The answer is yes, they can be very effective…

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How to Get Rid of Seasonal Allergies

How to Get Rid of Seasonal Allergies

Do you sneeze a lot when spring comes around? Or maybe your eyes get itchy and watery when the leaves start to fall? If so, you might have seasonal allergies.…

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What Level of Hearing Loss Requires a Hearing Aid?

What Level of Hearing Loss Requires a Hearing Aid?

Have you ever felt like people around you are mumbling? Or perhaps you constantly need the TV volume higher than others? If so, you might be experiencing some level of…

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Ear Care at Capital ENT and Sinus Center in Austin

Uses for Ear Dexamethasone Injection

Ear Dexamethasone steroid injections (Ear Dexa Injections) are often used to treat certain ear conditions. While the name may seem a bit intimidating, understanding what this treatment involves can help…

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Your Uvula: The Small Wonder in Your Mouth

Your Uvula: The Small Wonder in Your Mouth

Have you ever noticed a tiny, grape-shaped thing hanging at the back of your mouth when you say "ahhh" in front of a mirror? That's your uvula! It might look…

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Snoring Treatments at Capital ENT and Sinus Center in Austin

How Can I Stop Snoring?

Snoring can be caused by a variety of factors, such as obesity, alcohol consumption, allergies, sleep position, or sleep apnea. Here are some tips that may help you stop snoring:…

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What is Sinusitis? Ask the ENT

What is Sinusitis?

Sinusitis is a condition that affects the sinuses – the air-filled spaces in the face and forehead. When the sinuses become inflamed and swollen, it can cause discomfort and a…

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Otology at Capital ENT and Sinus Center in Austin

7 Important Questions to Ask Your ENT Doctor

Did you know that there are about 8,000-8,500 ENT doctors practicing in the United States? Like any other part of your body, your ear, nose, and throat can suffer from a wide…

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What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a potentially serious medical condition when a person stops and starts breathing repeatedly throughout the night. This results in poor quality sleep. Individuals with sleep apnea often…

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What is Deviated Septum Surgery?

What is Deviated Septum Surgery?

If you have difficulty breathing through your nose, you may have a deviated septum. The nasal septum is the midline portion of the nose that separates the right and left…

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What is a Eustachian Tube? Ask the ENT

What is Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation?

What are the Eustachian tubes and what do they do? The Eustachian tubes are narrow tubes made of bone, cartilage, and mucosa that connect the space behind your eardrum with…

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Can Snoring Cause a Sore Throat?

Can Snoring Cause a Sore Throat?

Snoring is the sound made by vibration of soft tissue in the throat while sleeping. It is very common, affecting 40% of men and 20% of women. Aside from disrupting…

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What is Balloon Sinuplasty?

What is Balloon Sinuplasty?

Balloon sinuplasty is a type of endoscopic nasal surgery. It is a minimally invasive, safe and effective medical therapy to open blocked sinuses. It uses small endoscopic catheter-based balloons to…

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What is the Best Way to Get Rid of a Sinus Infection?

What is the Best Way to Get Rid of a Sinus Infection?

Acute sinus infections are one of the most common illnesses that affect adults. The sinuses are a group of hollow spaces that are found within the nose. Symptoms of sinusitis…

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Do I Have a Cold, Flu, or Allergies?

Do I Have a Cold, Flu, or Allergies?

Allergies and upper respiratory infections, such as the cold or flu, cause similar symptoms, often making it difficult to tell them apart. Symptoms common to allergies, cold and flu include…

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What Does Your Uvula Do?

What Does Your Uvula Do?

The palatine uvula, otherwise known as the uvula, is the teardrop-shaped piece of soft tissue that hangs down from the roof of your mouth. It is part of the soft…

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