In childhood, ear-nose-throat (ENT) complaints and symptoms can take many forms. These include nasal congestion, snoring, recurrent sore throat, painful swallowing, insomnia, altered speech tone, and so on. Rhinitis, recurrent otitis media, sinusitis, tonsillitis, and lingual tonsillitis are the most common diseases dealt with by doctors in the field.
When and with what kind of complaints should you consult a pediatric otolaryngologist?
In our hospital, in addition to the treatment of congenital or acquired diseases of the upper respiratory tract, we deal with conditions of allergic origin, phonation and hearing disorders, among others. During examinations and treatments, the specialist uses tools and methods appropriate to the child’s age, taking care to minimize the inconvenience of the examinations.
Inflammations of the middle ear and paranasal sinuses, which are often associated with upper respiratory tract infections, are often associated with consequent deterioration in hearing function. As an important part of our complex pediatric profile, ENT care is good for the timely detection and treatment of congenital developmental disorders and hearing disorders.
What happens during a pediatric ear-nose-throat examination?
Dr. Rose’s specialists place particular emphasis on the care of children, applying state-of-the-art examination procedures in close collaboration with physicians from other fields (allergology, pulmonology, gastroenterology). In addition to the specialist examination, laboratory and imaging diagnostics (x-ray, CT, MRI) and audiological tests may be performed during the investigation, and an accurate diagnosis will be made based on the results. Depending on the disease, therapy consists of anti-inflammatory (e.g., antibiotic) and local (ear washing, nasal aspiration) treatments, but in the case of some chronic conditions, surgical intervention may also take place, which is also possible in our institution.
How should you arrive for the examination?
Please bring your child's previous medical findings with you.