EYE, EAR, NOSE AND THROAT PROBLEMS

EAR, NOSE, THROAT AND EYE PROBLEMS

Disruption of normal function or discomfort of the ears, nose, throat and eyes frequently prompt immediate care visits.  Some reasons care is sought in walk-in and emergency clinics include:

NOSE and FACE

  • nose bleeds
  • nasal bone fractures
  • facial fractures
  • sinusitis
  • facial cellulitis (skin infection)
  • shingles
  • Bell’s Palsea

EYES

  • foreign body
  • corneal abrasion
  • corneal ulceration
  • injury
  • orbital cellulitis
  • pink eye (conjunctivitis)
  • redness
  • glaucoma
  • loss of vision

MOUTH

  • angioedema
  • broken or knocked out teeth
  • toothaches
  • dental abscess
  • Ludwig’s angina
  • strep throat
  • sore throat
  • peritonsillar abscess
  • retropharyngeal abscess

EARS

  • acute otitis media
  • cuts or bruising to the outer ear
  • otitis externa
  • ruptured ear drum
  • labyrinthitis/vertigo

You should seek care immediately for:

  • loss of vision or hearing
  • sudden onset of vertigo with nausea and vomiting
  • difficulty swallowing or breathing
  • swelling of the fat or mouth, especially after a procedure
  • pain with bending your neck
  • facial droop
  • bleeding that will not stop after 20 minutes
  • eye pain or infection, especially if you wear contacts
  • button batteries or magnets that are swallowed or place in the nose or ears

SEVERE SYMPTOMS?

We’re available Sunday-Thursday, 11AM-10PM and Friday-Saturday 11AM-11PM

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR EVALUATION

Your physician will obtain a history and physical to determine what the source of your problem may be.  Depending on your symptoms, you may need further workup which may include:

  • rapid strep, flu or mono testing
  • bloodwork
  • xray
  • CT scan
  • IV medications or fluid

Should you require further care with a specialist we will help arrange follow-up.  If you require admission to a hospital we will help arrange this for you.


If you are experiencing eye, ear, nose or throat problems and you can safely come to ER Specialists, we would love to help you.  If you are alone or have any doubt about getting to our facility safely, or, believe you are experiencing a medical emergency please call 911. 

CALL WITH EYE, EAR, NOSE AND THROAT QUESTIONS

(719) 522-2727

Our staff is ready for you Sunday-Thursday from 11:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M. and Friday and Saturday 11:00 A.M.- 11:00 P.M.

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