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Ear, Nose and Throat

Adenoid and Tonsil Hypertrophy

Enlarged adenoids may cause nasal obstruction, recurrent sinusitis, post nasal drip, sleep apnea, chronic runny nose, halitosis and even chronic cough. Large tonsils may cause sleep apnea at night and difficulty with swallowing during the day.

Age-Appropriate Hearing Milestones

Hearing problems may be suspected in children who are not responding to sounds or who are not developing their language skills appropriately. The following are some age-related guidelines that may help to decide if your child is having hearing problems.

Age-Appropriate Speech and Language Milestones

Hearing problems may be suspected in children who are not responding to sounds or who are not developing their language skills appropriately. Read about age-appropriate speech and language milestones for children.

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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.

Aspiration

Aspiration is when something enters the airway or lungs by accident. Learn more about aspiration in children.

Branchial Cleft Abnormalities

A branchial cleft abnormality is a malformation on the side of the neck which normally appears anywhere from the ear, along the line of the jaw and throat. Learn more about this condition.

Bronchomalacia

Bronchomalacia is a congenital problem that arises from diminished cartilage support of the smaller airways. The weakened cartilage usually collapses more easily during expiration and causes trapping of secretions.

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.