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What patients and families need to know
Ear, Nose and Throat
A nosebleed is bleeding from tissues inside the nose (nasal mucus membranes) caused by a broken blood vessel. Learn more about this condition.
Obstructive sleep apnea is when a child briefly stops breathing while sleeping. It often occurs because of a blockage in the airway. Read more about this disorder.
Swimmer’s ear is also called otitis externa. It is an inflammation of the external ear canal. Learn more about this condition.
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.
Paradoxical vocal fold movement (PVFM) is a voice a disorder. When an episode of PVFM occurs, the vocal cords inappropriately close when they should open during inspiration. Learn more about the risks, symptoms and treatment of this disorder.
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.
Patients who present as picky eaters or only accept limited varieties of foods or liquids may have sensory-based feeding difficulties. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment for sensory-based feeding difficulties in children.
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.