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Centers of Excellence:

ENTcare Nasal & Sinus Center
Specializing in the medical and surgical management of any condition that affects your nose and sinuses.

ENTcare Nasal & Sinus Center
ENTcare Allergy & Asthma Center
State of the art allergy and asthma center providing testing and treatment for a wide range of allergic diseases.

ENTcare Allergy & Asthma Center
Snoring & Sleep Apnea Center
Snoring Is Not Necessarily Sleep Apnea. It is important to distinguish between snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA.

Snoring & Sleep Apnea Center
ENTcare Physician's Hearing Center
Should you be experiencing a hearing loss, however slight, it may be time to have your hearing checked.

ENTcare Physician's Hearing Center
ENTcare Physician's Balance Center
State of the art diagnostic center for patients suffering from dizziness and balance disorders.

ENTcare Physician's Balance Center
ENTcare Ear Disease & Surgery Center
Physicians at ENTcare are trained to care for your ears' surgical and medical needs

ENTcare Ear Disease & Surgery Center
ENTcare Pediatric ENT Center
Our physicians are trained to care for your children from infancy through adolescence.

ENTcare Pediatric ENT Center
ENTcare Head & Neck Surgery Center
Our expertise is in diagnosing and surgically treating disorders of the head and neck

ENTcare Head & Neck Surgery Center

 

 Our physicians are trained to care for your children from infancy through adolescence.

 

Young children have immature immune systems and are more prone to infections of the nose, sinus, and ears, especially in the first several years of life. These are most frequently caused by viral infections (colds), and they may be aggravated by allergies. 
 
Infection of the middle ear (otitis media) is a common problem, particularly for children younger than 3 years of age. The symptoms include fever, earache, and occasional drainage from the ear. Other less dramatic symptoms, but of equal concern, are persistent fussiness or temporary hearing impairment. 

 Children with persistent infections that do not respond to medications usually benefit from drainage tubes, called tympanotomy tubes, inserted into the eardrum to ventilate the middle ear. 

 

Tonsillitis and Adenoiditis are infections associated with the throat. 

The tonsils are small, round pieces of tissue that are located in the back of the mouth on the side of the throat. Tonsils are thought to help fight infections by producing antibodies. The tonsils can usually be seen in the throat of your child by using a light. Tonsillitis occurs when the tonsils become inflamed from infection.  

Adenoids are similar to the tonsils. The adenoids are made up of lymph tissue and are located in the space above the soft roof of the mouth (nasopharynx) and cannot be seen by looking in your child's nose or throat. Adenoids also help to fight infections. Adenoids may cause problems if they become enlarged or infected.   

Treatment depends on the cause of the infection, the severity of the infection, and the number of times the child has developed infections. Some children have to have the tonsils and adenoids removed.  

Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (T&A) surgery is the second most common major surgery performed on children in the US.