What is Pediatric ENT?
Pediatric ENT is a medical subspecialty that focuses on diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, and throat in infants, children, and adolescents. It is also referred to as pediatric otolaryngology.
A good pediatric ENT doctor understands how a child's system is different from an adult's and can offer personalized treatments suited to address the needs of young patients.
Common conditions and concerns treated among pediatric ENT patients:
Ear infections, perforated ear drums, foreign bodies, cysts and pits, hearing loss, cholesteatoma and congenital malformations.
Nasal obstruction, foreign bodies, polyps nasal masses, congestion, allergies, deviated septum, sinusitis, nose bleeds, nasal fractures and trauma, and choanal atresia.
Tonsillitis, breathing problems, drooling, speech problems, swallowing problems, voice problems, hoarseness, tongue tie, cleft lip and palate enlarged tonsils, enlarged adenoids, snoring, sleep apnea
Enlarged lymph nodes, cysts, vascular anomalies, infections, abscesses, draining pits lymphatic malformations and hemangiomas.
Noisy breathing, obstruction, foreign bodies, laryngomalacia, vocal cord paralysis and tracheostomy
When should you take your child to see a Pediatric ENT?
They have recurring ear infections.
Hearing issues or speech delays are noticed.
Tonsillitis or adenoid problems are chronic.
Breathing difficulties or snoring are persistent during sleep.
Persistent nasal allergies which cause constant congestion are observed.
Chronic sinusitis disrupts their comfort.
Speech or swallowing problems arise.
Tongue-tie affects breastfeeding or speech.
Congenital abnormalities in the head and neck are present.
Unexplained neck swellings or masses appear.
Every individual's needs are unique.
Before undergoing any procedure, a thorough consultation with your ENT doctor is essential. This ensures that treatments are tailored to your specific goals, needs, and concerns.