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Pediatric ENT Specialist

Otolaryngology Associates, LLC -  - Otolaryngology

Otolaryngology Associates, LLC

Otolaryngology & ENTs located in Indianapolis, IN & throughout Central Indiana

Ear, nose, and throat conditions are common at any age. Pediatric ENT is a branch of medicine that focuses on these types of illnesses in children, where the symptoms can often be more severe or recur more frequently. Otolaryngology Associates, LLC has a team of experienced pediatric ENT specialists ready to treat children with ear complications. You can make an appointment at any of the Indiana-based clinics, with offices in Indianapolis, Greencastle, Greenfield, Kokomo, Noblesville, and Carmel. Call today or book online.

Pediatric ENT

What is pediatric ENT care?

A pediatric ENT (ear, nose, and throat) doctor, or pediatric otolaryngologist, has trained to manage ear, nose, and throat disorders, specifically in children. They treat the larynx (or voice box), the upper pharynx (mouth and throat), the sinuses, and the oral cavity, and may also treat other related structures in the neck and face.

Many children feel anxious at the doctors. Otolaryngology Associates, LLC creates a welcoming environment that puts children at ease.

What throat and neck conditions are treated by a pediatric ENT?

Pediatric ENT doctors treat throat and neck conditions, including:

Inflamed adenoids and tonsils

Adenoids and tonsils often cause issues like airway obstruction, sore throat, or strep throat.

Noisy breathing

Unusually loud breathing can be because of throat infection, injury, vocal-cord anomaly, or abnormal growth.

Sleep apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea causes your breathing to stop and start and can lead to a disrupted night's rest.

Congenital neck mass

Congenital neck mass is any abnormal lump on a child's neck.

Throat and neck issues can lead to breathing problems. If you notice any changes in your child's health, bring them in to see the team at Otolaryngology Associates.

What ear and hearing conditions are treated by a pediatric ENT?

Ear and hearing disorders are common in children. Otolaryngology Associates, LLC treats conditions such as:

Pediatric hearing loss

Hearing loss can happen as a symptom of illness or because of a congenital defect — a condition present at birth. If hearing loss is significant, your child's doctor may recommend cochlear implantation.

Ear infection

An ear infection is one of the most common childhood illnesses. The team provides expert diagnosis and treatment to help your child recover as soon as possible.

Cholesteatoma

Cholesteatoma happens when skin becomes trapped in the middle ear. It can cause infection, hearing loss, balance loss, and facial weakness.

The team at Otolaryngology Associates, LLC aims to diagnose and treat these conditions early on to prevent further problems occurring.

What nose and sinus conditions are treated by a pediatric ENT treat?

Nose and sinus conditions are often seasonal. The pediatric ENT team at Otolaryngology Associates, LLC treats these types of illness, including:

Sinus issues

Sinuses often become inflamed and infected.

Allergies

Common allergens include grass, dust, pet dander, and trees. The symptoms often involve running nose and congestion.

Nosebleeds

A nosebleed is usually harmless, but have your child checked out if they have nosebleeds frequently.

Quick diagnosis and treatment from a pediatric ENT doctor can prevent ENT disorders from becoming serious. Call Otolaryngology Associates, LLC today, or schedule an appointment online.

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