Pediatric

Pediatric Head & Neck Masses

Head and neck masses in infants and children should always be evaluated by a doctor. These masses can be cysts or tumors. A doctor can develop an appropriate treatment plan that may include medication and/or surgery to shrink or remove the mass. If your child has a head or neck mass, please contact our office…

Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can occur at any age. However, hearing problems in infants and children can have consequences during these speech and language developmental years. When children cannot hear well, it affects their ability to learn language and produce clear speech because hearing is fundamental to developing language. There are several causes for hearing loss in…

Pediatric Ear Infections

Causes Ear infections occur when fluid fills the space between the eardrum and the inner ear. This happens when the Eustachian tube becomes blocked thanks to a virus or bacterium, preventing mucus and pus from draining out of the middle ear. These fluids put pressure on the eardrum, causing pain and discomfort. Children are especially…

Sinus & Allergy

Sinus Anatomy: The maxillary (behind the cheek) and ethmoid (honeycomb air cells between the eyes) sinuses are present at birth. The frontal and sphenoid (in the very back of the nose) sinuses develop later. The sinuses are not fully developed until age 20. Sinusitis is a general word that means inflammation of the sinuses. Children…

Snoring & Apnea

Snoring and sleep apnea are sleep disorders. Sleep disorders affect all age groups and can negatively impact health. In children, sleep disorders are often a sign of another problem that should be addressed by a doctor. Children who snore should receive medical attention, especially if their snoring is loud and regular as this could be…

Tonsils & Adenoids

Problems with the tonsils and adenoids are more common in children than adults. Tonsils and adenoids are clumps of tissue that help fight bacteria and viruses. The tonsils are in the back of the mouth and the adenoids are in the back of the nose and throat. Both can become infected after chronic ear, nose…