Oasis Ear, Nose, and Throat
Ear, Nose & Throat Doctors & Allergists located in Surprise, AZ
Kids experience ear infections, sinusitis, and other ear, nose, and throat (ENT) issues at high rates and often require different care than adults. At Oasis Ear, Nose, and Throat in Surprise, Arizona, their team of pediatric ENT specialists provides kid-friendly diagnostic services and treatments for ENT complications. To book an appointment for your child, call the office, or schedule online today.
Pediatric ENT Q & A
What is pediatric ENT?
Pediatric ENT is an ear, nose, and throat care specialty for children under 18. At Oasis Ear, Nose, and Throat, the team specializes in providing kid-friendly care, including the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the nasal passages and airways.
In most cases, pediatric ENT includes nonsurgical treatments that keep kids’ comfort in mind. However, the team also provides ear, nose, and throat surgery in instances where necessary. They treat both acute and chronic head and neck conditions that commonly occur in children.
Which ENT conditions are common in kids?
Pediatric ENT covers many conditions that affect children’s ears, noses, and throats. You should book an appointment for your child if they experience breathing problems or persistent symptoms like coughing or throat soreness. The team at Oasis Ear, Nose, and Throat commonly diagnoses and treats these conditions in children:
- Breathing problems
- Sinus infections
- Sore throat
- Nasal deformities
- Ear infections
- Hearing loss
- Sleep-disordered breathing
- Nose bleeds
- Facial injuries
- Cleft lip or cleft palate
The team works with your child to explore their symptoms and figure out what’s causing them. They might perform imaging tests or diagnostic blood tests to gather information about your child’s condition and plan an effective treatment. They might use equipment specially designed for children’s comfort during the diagnosis and treatment process.
Which pediatric ENT treatments are available?
The team at Oasis Ear, Nose, and Throat creates a treatment plan appropriate for your child’s condition and age. Your child’s individualized ear, nose, and throat care plan might include:
Medications are often a vital part of treatment for children’s ear, nose, and throat conditions. They teach you how to administer the drug on a regular or as-needed schedule.
Nonsurgical in-office procedures
Surgery might not be necessary with in-office nonsurgical procedures. For example, the team can remove foreign bodies from your child’s ear, nose, or throat. They also provide treatments like nasal implants that can improve your child’s breathing.
Surgery isn’t usually the first option, but sometimes it’s necessary. The team at Oasis Ear, Nose, and Throat performs tonsillectomy, minimally invasive sinus surgery, and other operations in the office.
The team makes recommendations according to your child’s condition. For care beyond the confines of the office, they might recommend resting, using a humidifier, or other approaches to improve your child’s well-being.
If your child has persistent breathing problems, pain, or other head and neck symptoms, call Oasis Ear, Nose, and Throat or schedule an appointment online today.