ENT is an abbreviation used for Ears, Nose and Throat. ENT specialists are called Otolaryngologists. A healthcare expert who specializes in treatment and disorders related to the ears, nose and throat of children and teenagers are called Pediatric ENT. If you are looking for the best Pediatric ENTs in Khammam, Ankura is here to help.
The Pediatric ENT experts at Ankura Hospital are recognized for their expertise in treating conditions for Ear, Neck and Throat and related conditions. At Ankura, we partner with our patients to provide personalized & comprehensive care through the latest techniques to cater children’s needs whether it is routine or complicated. All our centers are supported by the latest high end equipment, 24×7 emergency and transport services to meet all medical needs meticulously for women & children.
Reasons to consult a Pediatric ENT
- Snoring – If your kid snores constantly, then the issue should immediately be brought to the attention of his pediatrician. There are chances that the problem might increase in future and become severe. The pediatrician will further refer him/her to a good pediatric ENT specialist if necessary.
- Sleep Apnea – For children, sleep apnea in the future can take the form of malformation of facial bones, behavior issues and even wetting the bed. The symptoms of sleep apnea can usually be detected through breathing patterns in children. These symptoms, if detected early in life, can be treated on time.
- Recurring Cold – Children can get frequent colds and have a runny nose every three to four weeks. Most of the time, it is viral and is difficult to treat with antibiotics. You should never ignore recurring colds and should consult a pediatric ENT whenever your child suffers from it.
- Other Problems – Ear infections, tonsillitis, hearing impairment, facial fractures, food swallowing issues and balance based issues are among the other problems for which parents should bring their children to pediatric ENT specialists.
Conditions treated at Ankura
- Hearing loss
- Acute and chronic ear infections
- Congenital ear abnormalities
- Preauricular sinus
- Nasal obstruction/swelling
- Choanal atresia
- acute and chronic sinusitis
- Tonsil and Adenoid hypertrophy
- Sleep disordered breathing
- Tongue tie
- Neck swelling/Lymph node biopsy
- ENT and Airway foreign bodies
- Flexible laryngoscopy/ Bronchoscopy
- Subglottic stenosis/Tracheal stenosis
- Vocal cord paralysis
The Pediatric ENT department at Ankura has a high level of expertise in pediatric care. Our excellent patient-centric approach, along with our highly experienced pediatricians, ensure that your child receives the best care possible and all your child’s ENT needs are met. Book an appointment with us!
Pediatric ENT deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions that affect the ear, nose, and throat in children.
Ear infections develop when the Eustachian tube becomes blocked, allowing fluid to build up in the inner ear and become infected. Due to the size and structure of the Eustachian tube, which is still developing, and their frequent exposure to viruses and bacteria in daycare and school settings, children are prone to ear infections.
Children who get ear infections frequently may benefit from ear tubes. These are hollow tubes that are surgically implanted in the ears to ventilate and drain excess fluid. This avoids the risk of infection and the risk of irreversible hearing loss from repeated instances.
Your child has a tonsil infection, which is a common problem caused by a virus or bacteria invading the tonsils. Colds, influenza, and bacteria are just a few of the things that might cause it. The majority of tonsil infections aren’t dangerous and will go away on their own. They are, however, frequently linked to strep throat, a bacterial infection that requires antibiotic treatment. Surgery to remove the tonsils is occasionally recommended, but only in severe or recurrent cases.
If your kid has cold-like symptoms that continue more than 10 to 14 days or return regularly, he or she may have sinusitis, which is a chronic sinus infection.
While there is no cure for asthma in children, it can be readily treated with a two-step method. Long-term control drugs are used on a daily basis to prevent symptoms from escalating, while rescue treatments are used to provide instant relief during an asthma attack. Because the triggers that cause asthma might change over time, it’s important to see the pediatric ENT on a regular basis.
Allergies, sinus difficulties, sinusitis, and sleep abnormalities, such as snoring and interrupted breathing during sleep, are common complaints among children. Children as young as two years old can develop these symptoms. Pediatric ENT specialists commonly treat these disorders.
If your child has already developed allergic symptoms, parents should limit your child’s exposure to dust and dusty materials such as soft toys, rugs, carpets, and drapes. It’s also a good idea to change your bed linens on a regular basis and clean your air conditioning filters once a week. It’s also possible that your pet is the source of the allergy, as dander from cats and dogs can cause allergic reactions.
- When the child shows the following symptoms, you should take the child to see a pediatric ENT:
- Difficulty swallowing fluids for more than a day
- A temperature that stays at 40°C and above
- Seizures or fits
- A rash
- A cough lasting more than a fortnight
- A stiff neck or bad headaches, which could be a sign of something more serious
Learning to talk can be difficult for a child who has problems hearing. As a result, social development and learning ability may be hampered. Due to damage or a malfunction in the inner ear, hearing loss might be present before birth. It can also occur after birth as a result of an issue with the outer or middle ear. Infants who are deaf or hard of hearing may not respond to your voice or loud noises. Your baby may not turn in the direction of a sound, which is another indicator of hearing loss in an infant. Alternatively, your child may not be able to make sounds on his or her own.
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