Ear, Nose, & Throat Problems Specialist

Daily Apple Clinic

Adult Care, Primary Care, & Family Nurse Practitioners located in Congress Park, Denver, CO

Experiencing ear, nose, and throat problems can be irritating at best and debilitating at worst. Located in Congress Park of Denver, Colorado, Daily Apple Clinic provides the testing and treatment necessary to manage any medical complications involving your ears, nose, or throat, including infections. Paul Reynolds, FNP, Monica Schonteich, FNP, and the experienced team tailor your individualized treatment plan so you can clear an infection, breathe easier, and fall asleep faster. To book an appointment for an ear, nose, and throat problem, call the Daily Apple Clinic or book online today.

Ear, Nose, & Throat Problems Q & A

What are ear, nose, and throat problems?

Ear, nose, and throat problems are diverse, and you’ll likely experience them from time to time. In addition, their symptoms range widely, and it’s not always easy to tell which specific issue you’re experiencing without help from a professional. 

Symptoms often associated with ear, nose, and throat problems include:

  • Sinus problems or pain
  • Sore throat
  • Enlarged tonsils
  • Sleep problems
  • Hearing issues
  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Earache
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Nose bleeds
  • Snoring
  • Balance issues
  • Fatigue
  • Sensory issues with taste or smell
  • Fever

Daily Apple Clinic evaluates your symptoms and determines what’s causing your ear, nose, and throat problems. They might run some tests, including rapid strep A tests or blood tests. Then, they interpret your results and create a treatment plan. 

What are some common ear, nose, and throat problems?

Daily Apple Clinic diagnoses and treats many of the most common ear, nose, and throat problems, including:

Ear infections

Ear infections can be bacterial or viral and usually start in the middle ear. Due to inflammation and fluid buildup, you may experience ear pain or a sensation of pressure in the ear. Ear infections often develop due to allergies, the common cold, smoking, and sinus infections. 

Sinus infections

Sinus infections are another common ear, nose, and throat problem. It causes inflammation in the sinus cavities in your face. You might feel headaches or facial pain and pressure along with nasal congestion and a runny nose as the result of your sinus infection. 

Strep throat

Strep throat is a bacterial infection and one of several possible causes of a sore throat. Your physician might note that you have enlarged tonsils or lymph nodes if you have strep throat, and you may also have a fever. 

How are ear, nose, and throat problems treated?

Ear, nose, and throat problems resulting from infections, such as sinus infections and strep throat, can be treated. You should seek treatment for these conditions so the infection doesn’t spread or get worse. 

For a bacterial infection, your provider at Daily Apple Clinic might prescribe antibiotics to clear the infection. If you get antibiotics, it’s important you finish the round and take them according to your physician’s instructions. Depending on the type, the round of antibiotics may last 3-28 days.

Some infections do not need antibiotics. If your ear, nose, and throat problem comes from a virus, for example, antibiotics will not be an effective treatment. 

Daily Apple Clinic creates treatment plans on a case-by-case basis and may recommend treatment strategies like ear drops, nasal decongestant spray, antihistamines, or corticosteroids. 

If you’re experiencing symptoms like nasal congestion, earache, or a sore throat, book an appointment by calling the office or booking online today.