Paediatric ENT Services at Nyle Hospital
One of the common forms of health problems experienced by children from infancy to teenage is the ear, nose and throat disorders. Initially such kind of problems is treated by a paediatrician or the childs family practitioner. Sometimes, the severity of the problem keeps increasing adding to the discomfort of both the child and parents. Later on, the problem is forwarded to the hands of an ENT specialist.
Why Kids Are Referred to an Otolaryngologist?
A paediatric otolaryngologist is a surgeon who has undergone special training and expertise in providing medical and surgical care to all kinds of ENT problems. Once your child is cared by otolaryngologists, the need to visit other physicians can be avoided as they provide complete rehabilitation against ear, nose, throat, head and neck disorders.
The areas of the ENT subjected to disorders include the oral cavity, larynx or voice box, sinuses, upper pharynx (throat and mouth) and face and neck structures. The medication for ENT problems such as strep throat, ear infection, sinusitis and bronchitis may prolong for some more days even after the child feels completely normal.
The most common ENT disorders that are medically or surgically managed by ENT specialists include:
- Recurring ear infections or otitis media this problem is a serious note as the infection can spread to surrounding head structures
- Airway problems
- Craniofacial malformations and cleft palate
- Congenital abnormalities associated with neck and head
- Hearing disorder or hearing loss conductive hearing lossdue to mechanical trouble in the middle or external ear orsensorineural hearing lossdue to some problem in the inner ear, related brain structures or hearing nerve
- Bumps and lumps of the neck and head
- Paediatric resonance and voice
- Sinusitis the passage between the sinus and nose gets swollen and finally blocked
- Swallowing disorders or dysphagia difficulty in passing liquid or food from mouth to stomach
- Tonsillitis (pharyngitis) – Adenoids and tonsils are tissue lumps like that of the glands or lymph nodes present in the groin, neck and armpits. The two lumps found on either sides of the throat are tonsils.
- Tumours of neck and head
- Neck masses are commonly occurring problems among infant and children. Some are congenital caused due to abnormal growth during foetus development
- Vascular malformations
- Nose bleed
- Snoring Treated surgically by removing the excess tissue present in the soft palate or throat
- Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) interruption of snoring by episodes of fully obstructed breathing
- Rhinitis inflammation of the nose lining (nasal mucosa)
- Tonsillitis oval-shaped lumps lying on either sides of the throat (backside)