Common Pediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS), national health statistics reveal that pediatric ear, nose, and throat disorders remain among the primary reasons children visit a physician, with ear infections ranking as the number one reason for an appointment. Pediatric Otolaryngology specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases in children with ENT problems including birth defects of the head and neck and developmental delays which include airway problems, asthma and allergy/sinus disease, ear infection, neck tumors and tonsil and adenoid infection. Otolaryngologists, also known as ENT physicians, are trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck.
Common ENT disorders and infections among children include:
- Ear infection
- Hearing loss
- Ruptured eardrum
- Chronic runny nose
- Nasal obstruction
- Sinus infection
- Tonsillitis and sore throat
- Sleep apnea
- Swallowing problems
Ear, nose, and throat disorders, particularly infections, can make children uncomfortable and can lead to multiple visits to the doctor and missed school days. Any abnormality of a child’s ear, nose, or throat that does not resolve within several days should be evaluated by a doctor. Sometimes when these abnormalities are untreated, they lead to problems with communication such as hearing impairment and language, voice, and speech disorders.
Carmichael’s pharmacy in Crowley, Louisiana can fill medications prescribed by pediatric ENT specialists. Our compounding pharmacy in Crowley prepares medicines customized to meet the specific needs of the individual patient which include flavored medications and pediatric medications