The physicians at Valley ENT provide specialized treatment for children's nose and sinus conditions from the fairly common to the fairly rare. These include acute and chronic sinusitis, deviated septum, nasal obstruction, removing foreign bodies from the nose, and nasal encephalocele.
Your child's sinuses are not fully developed until their late teen years. Thus, they require special sized care. Diagnosis and treatment of pediatric sinusitis is very similar to that in adults, but it is important to remember that there are differences and the symptoms of sinusitis depend greatly on the age of the child. For example, symptoms that occur more often in children include irritability, earache, nasal odors, cough and halitosis (bad breath).
Even common sinus and nose conditions in your child can mean missed school days and sleepless nights. And at Valley ENT we know that a simple visit to the doctor can sometimes be an anxious time for both child and adult. When your child sees one of Valley ENT's specialists, we will provide gentle supportive care. We will examine your child's ears, nose, and throat and ask questions about your child's medical history. Occasionally, special instruments will be used to look into the nose during the office visit. We know how to provide the best in pediatric nose and sinus care while minimizing any anxiety or discomfort
Children are not simply "little adults". They're physically different. Different enough to come down with diseases adults just don't get. Illnesses, symptoms, appropriate medications, and treatments are all influenced by the age and size of your child. Treating children requires specific medical knowledge and equipment.
The information on this site is intended to help provide a general understanding only. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment recommendations made individually for your child. Please consult our providers at Valley ENT, or your primary care provider, with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your child's condition.