We believe in building a trusting relationship between doctor-parent and child. During your visit, it is helpful to bring along your child’s health booklet and previous medical records (eg. hearing tests, immunisation).
Nasal allergies and sinus infections are common in children. Symptoms include itchy, runny nose, nose bleed, blocked nose and drooling past appropriate age. An ENT consult is advised if your child’s symptoms are persistent and recurrent despite medication. It is important to treat the nose adequately in a child to prevent related conditions such as asthma and sleep apnea.
A child with throat problems can present with poor feeding, decreased appetite or breathing problems. An early ENT consult is advised if your child has the above symptoms. In addition, voice disorders are also common in children. Management frequently involves behavioural and lifestyle changes.
It is advisable to consult an ENT doctor if your child has a neck lump. These swellings may be present at birth or have developed in the growing years, increasing in size, painless or painful, skin-coloured or bluish, or are recurrent and persistent despite medication.