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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.

Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection)

Otitis media, or a middle ear infection, is inflammation located in the middle ear. Otitis media can occur as a result of a cold, sore throat or respiratory infection. Learn about the most common symptoms, risk factors and treatments for ear infections in children.

Pharyngitis and Tonsillitis

Pharyngitis is inflammation of the throat. Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils. Learn the difference between pharyngitis and tonsillitis and what causes these common infections in children.


Pilomatrixoma is a slow-growing, hard mass found beneath the skin. It is most common on the face and neck, but is sometimes found elsewhere on the body. Learn more about this condition.


Sinusitis is an infection of the sinuses. These infections usually happen after a cold or with allergies. Learn more about the risks, symptoms and treatments of sinusitis in children.


Stridor is a high-pitched sound that is usually caused by an obstruction or narrowing in your child's upper airway. Learn more about stridor in children.

Swimmer's Ear

Swimmer’s ear is also called otitis externa. It is an inflammation of the external ear canal. Learn more about this condition.

Thyroglossal Duct Cyst

A thyroglossal duct cyst is a neck mass or lump that develops from cells and tissues remaining after the formation of the thyroid gland during embryonic development. Learn more about this condition.