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Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) Therapy

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ENT Signs and Symptoms

ENT is a specialized medical field focusing on symptoms above the shoulders, excluding the eyes, brain, and teeth. If you experience persistent symptoms that over-the-counter remedies cannot alleviate, consulting an ENT doctor might be necessary.

Common symptoms for ENT include:
  • Snoring: Persistent snoring can indicate underlying problems such as sleep apnea.
  • Sore Throat: Frequent or chronic sore throats may signal infections or other issues.
  • Runny Nose: A runny nose that doesn’t improve might be due to allergies or sinus infections.
  • Ear Pain: Pain in the ears can stem from infections, blockages, or other conditions.
  • Difficult Breathing: Breathing difficulties can be linked to nasal obstructions or throat issues.

ENT doctors specialize in identifying and treating infections and other underlying issues that could pose more severe health risks.

Common ENT-Related Illnesses

ENT specialists can diagnose and treat a variety of conditions, including but not limited to:
  • Sinusitis: Inflammation or infection of the sinuses causing congestion and pain.
  • Tonsillitis: Infection of the tonsils leading to sore throat and difficulty swallowing.
  • Otitis Media: Middle ear infections common in children, causing ear pain and hearing issues.
  • Sleep Apnea: A serious condition where breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep.
  • Allergic Rhinitis: Allergies causing sneezing, runny nose, and other respiratory symptoms.

Consulting an ENT doctor can help identify these conditions early and provide effective treatment options to improve your quality of life.

Common ENT-Related Illnesses

What Medicine Works for Ear, Nose and Throat Symptoms?

ENT specialists deal with a wide range of illnesses affecting the head area of the body. Treating these symptoms can vary based on the severity and cause. Here’s how we approach ENT issues:

Mild Symptoms: Over-the-Counter Relief

For mild symptoms, over-the-counter products can be quite effective. Common OTC treatments include:
  • Decongestants: Reduce nasal congestion and improve breathing.
  • Antihistamines: Help alleviate symptoms of allergies, such as runny nose and sneezing.
  • Pain Relievers: Medications like ibuprofen or acetaminophen can reduce pain and inflammation.

These remedies are suitable for temporary relief and minor ailments. However, if symptoms persist or worsen, stronger interventions are needed.

Severe Symptoms: Prescription Medications

When infections become more severe and difficult to treat, prescription medications are often necessary to provide the desired relief. Prescription options may include:
  • Antibiotics: Treat bacterial infections like sinusitis or tonsillitis.
  • Steroid Sprays: Reduce inflammation in nasal passages and improve breathing.
  • Antiviral Medications: Combat viral infections causing ENT symptoms.
  • Specialized Treatments: For conditions like sleep apnea or chronic ear infections.

What Medicines Work

ENT Medications

Tetracaine Lollipops

Tetracaine lollipops are a popular and effective solution for managing oral pain. Tetracaine is a potent topical anesthetic that numbs the mouth and throat, relieving discomfort.

These lollipops are especially useful for post-procedure relief, such as after a tonsillectomy, making the recovery process more comfortable. The lollipop form makes administration easy, particularly for children who may resist other medication types.

We keep tetracaine lollipops readily available, ensuring you can access this effective pain relief when needed.


Budesonide is excellent for sinus relief. This anti-inflammatory medication can be applied through a nasal spray to reduce symptoms of:
  • Hay fever
  • Allergies
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Nasal polyps

Additionally, budesonide can be used in inhalers to help manage asthma symptoms and relieve those with respiratory conditions.


Mupirocin helps treat certain skin conditions caused by bacterial infections.

This medication can be formulated into a topical cream that is applied directly to the skin.

Additionally, a different mupirocin ointment can be developed specifically to eliminate bacteria in the nose, providing versatile treatment options.

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Tonsillectomy Recovery

A tonsillectomy is the procedure used to remove tonsils.

Tonsils are located in the back of the mouth, preventing bacteria and viruses from entering the body through the mouth and throat. Infected tonsils can cause:
  • Sore throat
  • Enlarged tonsils
  • Trouble breathing when asleep

If your tonsils are too frequently infected, you may require a tonsillectomy. Recovery time after this surgery can take 10 days to 2 weeks!

Your local compounding pharmacy has excellent solutions to help reduce the pain during this recovery period.

Tonsillectomy Recover

Ear Infections and Inflammation

Allergies and foreign agents entering our ears can cause:
  • Inflammation
  • Irritation
  • Infections

This can lead to an increasingly uncomfortable feeling in the ear and face area. Symptoms such as pain in the ear, fever, and difficulty hearing can occur.

The infection can lead to a build-up of puss or liquid in the ear.

Ear Infections
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Questions About ENT?

We have solutions for many common ENT symptoms. Whether you have a sore throat, ear pain, or a stuffy sinus, ClearSpring Pharmacy is here to help you!

Please feel free to contact us. We are prompt to respond. You may also call our Littleton or Cherry Creek locations for great service.

Our pharmacists are knowledgeable and will help you get the relief you need.

Don’t like phone calls? Text us!

Littleton: 303-707-1500
Cherry Creek: 303-333-2010

We make it easy to connect through social media as well.