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Understanding your child's condition is an important step on your treatment journey. Learn more about causes, symptoms and diagnosis for a variety of conditions, as well as unique treatments and research being performed at Children's National.

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Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis is a reaction that happens in the eyes, nose and throat. It occurs when allergens in the air trigger the release of histamine in the body. Learn more about this condition.

Branchial Cleft Abnormalities

A branchial cleft abnormality is a cluster of abnormally formed tissue in the neck. Learn more about this condition.

Congenital Laryngeal Stridor / Laryngomalacia

Congenital laryngeal stridor (also called laryngomalacia) results from a congenital anomaly of the larynx. A weakness in the structures in the larynx, can cause stridor. Stridor is a high-pitched sound that is heard best when the child breaths in. Learn more about this condition.

Congenital Muscular Torticollis

Congenital muscular torticollis is a condition in which an infant's neck muscle is shortened causing the neck to twist. Learn more about this condition.

Dermoid Cyst

A dermoid cyst is a pocket or cavity under the skin that contains tissues normally present in the outer layers of the skin. Learn more about this condition.

Deviated Septum

A deviated septum is an abnormal configuration of the cartilage that divides the two sides of the nasal cavity, which may cause problems with proper breathing or nasal discharge.

Ear Disorders

Many different ear problems require clinical care by a physician or other healthcare professional. Listed in this directory are some, for which we have provided a brief overview.

Ear Malformations

Learn more about the causes, symptoms and treatments for ear malformation and other birth defects of the ear.