Ear, nose and throat concerns are among the top reasons children are brought to the doctors. This is because children are especially sensitive to issues like ear infections and food allergies, and because certain birth defects such as cleft palates and ankyloglossia (tongue-tie) must be treated at a young age to prevent complications later on. The best way to treat ENT disorders in children is to bring them to an ENT clinic, where multiple specialists work in close collaboration to care for your child’s well-being.
Common Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat Issues
Common ear, nose and throat issues that affect children are tonsil infections, sinus infections, hearing loss, snoring, sleep apnea, stridor (noisy breathing), infections of the lymph nodes, epistaxis (nose bleeding), chronic cough and voice disorders.
Young children and babies are especially at risk for living with these untreated disorders, so it is vital that they are evaluated when certain problems arise. Early intervention ensures children can develop on schedule and lead more comfortable, happy lives.
Pediatric Allergy Testing
ENT Associates of Santa Barbara offers the same services for children as we do for adults including allergy testing, allergy shots, allergy drops, hearing testing, hearing aids, rehab therapies and more.
What sets our pediatric services apart is our ability to incorporate gentle and stimulating techniques, which help to engage and comfort children while evaluating and treating them.
We understand that children require a special kind of care, which is why we strive to minimize pain, discomfort and anxiety in our child patients.
If you suspect your child is suffering from an ENT-related problem, please contact us at (805) 964-6926 to schedule an appointment.
Pediatric Ear Problems
Ear infections occur when fluid fills the space between the eardrum and the inner ear. This happens when the Eustachian tube becomes blocked thanks to a virus or bacterium, preventing mucus and pus from draining out of the middle ear. These fluids put pressure on the eardrum, causing pain and discomfort…
Pediatrics Nasal Services
Children’s sinuses aren’t fully developed until they are teenagers, making them more prone to sinus infections than adults. These may be difficult to diagnose since the symptoms of sinusitis are identical to those found in other conditions such as colds and allergies…
Pediatrics Throat Services
Tonsil infections are a common childhood malady, bringing pain and discomfort to many children between the ages of five and 15. The result of inflamed tonsils, the condition – known as tonsillitis – is most often caused by a viral or bacterial infection…