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Ear, Nose and Throat Conditions

Sinusitis

Chronic sinus infections (sinusitis) are a common ENT problem. They occur when the lining of the cavities in your skull (sinuses) become inflamed and swollen. This condition causes mucus buildup and makes breathing through your nose difficult. You might experience pain when the area around your face feels swollen.

Chronic sinusitis can be caused by an infection, non-cancerous growths (nasal polyps) in the sinuses or when the thin wall between your nasal passages (nasal septum) being pushed to one side.

The type of medication and method of delivery depends on the cause of the sinusitis. Medications that fight bacteria and fungi and reduce inflammation are available for this condition.

Nasal sprays and topical compounds applied to the air passages with a swab often provide significant relief. Some of these sprays apply very small drops of medicine, which send the medication deep into the sinus cavity and nasal passages. This approach gives deep, rapid relief to congestion and inflammation.

Foot care

Neuropathic Pain

We might not think about our feet often. But there are a surprising variety of conditions and illnesses that affect them.  Bone spurs, nerve damage and bunions are a short list of what can go wrong beneath our ankles.

Many of these problems involve nerve pain. Neuropathy (nerve damage) can change patients’ quality of life for the worse. Caused by insulin deficiency diabetes or shingles, nerve damage to the feet is caused by trauma, infections, metabolic problems, genetics or exposure to toxins

Skin conditions

Dermatology

Skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and acne are very common medical conditions. In eczema for example, the skin forms rough, irritated or cracked patches.

The cause of eczema isn’t clear. The condition might be an allergic reaction or inflamed skin caused by genetics or exposure to trigger substances.

What seems to work best for many eczema patients is compounded corticosteroid creams or gels applied to the skin When used during an outbreak, these medications relieve redness, reduce inflammation, and enable the skin to heal back to its natural state.

Pain creams are a standard treatment for nerve damage to the feet. There are many advantages to switching to creams applied to the skin. Active ingredients of gels, creams and ointments provide faster relief than medicines taken by mouth. And, they help patients get pain relief, even when nausea or other ailments prevent them from taking oral medicines.

Dental Conditions

Pain Relief

Dentistry is an ideal practice for compounded medications. The wide variety of patients and their treatment make one-size-fits all solutions inappropriate.

Dentists can work with compounding pharmacies to prescribe medications that treat anxiety, pain, gum disease and many other conditions.

Alternatives to Injections and Pills

Compounded dental treatments provide a wide range of alternatives to injections and pills. Pharmacists can prepare medications in many dosages and forms that are not available in manufactured products.

For example:

  • Anesthetic gels applied to teeth and gums can replace painful—and intimidating—injections.

  • Liquids, pastes, lip balms, and even lollipops can solve the problem of pain.

  • Medications taken by mouth can be flavored.  This stealth approach to pain relief makes the dental experience a bit easier for patients of all ages to take.