PEDIATRICS ENT

YOUNG CHILDREN 6 MONTHS TO 3 YEARS OLD ARE AT THE HIGHEST RISK FOR CHOKING ON FOOD AND NON-FOOD ITEMS.

curiosity Kills the Cat - So a child's curiosity can be life threatening. If your child is having one side cold and nasal discharge - possibility of a Foreign body noseto be considered . If you ever suspect your child swallowed a button battery, go immediately to an emergency. Serious damage can occur in as little as 2 hours.

Up to 10% of the population has some form of tongue-tie (ankyloglossia, tight frenulum) your child's feeding, speech development, or oral health are compromised due to tongue-tie. frenuloplasty - It is a is a simple, safe, and effective procedure

Noisy breathing can develop at any time throughout childhood. Most cases are not dangerous and will resolve. Others, however, could be the result of a serious problem. As a parent, you need to be aware of your child's sleep and snoring patterns AND identify if obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), is present. Enlarged tonsils and adenoids are the most common cause of snoring & OSA .

COULD MY CHILD HAVE A HEARING PROBLEM?


Hearing loss in children can be confusing to parents. Children with otitis media (ear infection) or otitis media with effusion (OME) (fluid in the ear), may have temporary hearing loss due to the fluid in the middle ear. Upon treatment or removal of the fluid, hearing usually returns to normal.

Sensorineural hearing loss is present in about 40,000 newborns each year. It is estimated that one in every 1,000 newborns has significant hearing loss. 50 % of these children with hearing loss have hereditary hearing loss. Of these, one third have a syndrome associated with their hearing loss and usually have identifiable physical features which may alert the parents or physician to seek evaluation. The remaining two thirds of these children has a hearing loss for which a cause cannot be discovered. The process for evaluation and treatment for hearing loss in infants and children, is Usually done by BERA / ABR and OAE, who cannot cooperate for a traditional hearing evaluation. Regardless of the severity of hearing loss, interventions exist which can be very beneficial to the child.