What patients and families need to know
Ear, Nose and Throat
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.
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.
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.
Rhinitis is a reaction that occurs in the nose when airborne irritants (allergens) trigger the release of histamine. Histamine causes itching, inflammation, and fluid or mucous production in the fragile linings of nasal passages, sinuses and eyelids.
Aspiration is when something enters the airway or lungs by accident. Learn more about aspiration in children.
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 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.
Learn about the many different external ear problems that require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional.
Read about the many nose and throat illnesses are common in children that require clinical care by a physician or other health care professional.
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.