Most of the doctors at Northern Jersey ENT are well versed in the care and treatment of children and pediatric ENT disorders including
Tonsillitis and adenoiditis
Probably the most common childhood illness, tonsillitis can lead to days out of school and years of discomfort. Tonsillectomy is the most common procedure performed today, only second to ear tube placement.
Adenoids are tonsil-type tissue behind the nose. These can swell with tonsil infection or on their own. These too, can lead to discomfort and other issues such as chronic ear infection, throat infections, poor speech, hyponasal speech, snoring and Eustachian tube blockage.
This can be in the form of middle ear infection with fluid (Otitis Media) or outer ear infections (Swimmer’s Ear). More than 90% of all children will have at least one ear infection by age 2. Treatment of Swimmer’s Ear includes antibiotic or antifungal eardrops and possibly oral antibiotics. Preventive treatments can include rinsing the ears with water and white vinegar. Otitis Media is typically treated with antibiotics.
Ear Tube Surgery
This is the most common surgery performed in the United States today. Over 6 million procedures are performed yearly. It is a safe procedure and has very little risk, but great benefit in preventing chronic ear problems.Read more about Ear Tube Surgery