NY Center for Ear, Nose, Throat, Sinus & Allergy
Otolaryngology located in Sheepshead Bay & Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY
Ear, nose, and throat conditions can affect children much differently than adults. To prevent long-term complications, kids need an experienced pediatric otolaryngologist like the ones at NY Center for Ear, Nose, Throat, Sinus & Allergy in Sheepshead Bay and Bay Ridge of Brooklyn, New York. The otolaryngology specialists cater to the unique needs of pediatric ENT issues, including allergies, sinus infections, and throat conditions. Schedule a consultation with the team at NY Center for Ear, Nose, Throat, Sinus & Allergy for your child today by phone or by using the online booking feature.
Pediatric Q & A
What are common ENT issues in children?
There are a variety of common pediatric issues that affect children. Your otolaryngologist at NY Center for Ear, Nose, Throat, Sinus & Allergy diagnoses and treats these conditions using the latest innovative technologies. Conditions they treat include:
- Sleep apnea
Young children may also be prone to developing problems that stem from obstruction if they have a habit of placing small objects in their ears or nose.
Why does my child need their tonsils removed?
Your child may need to have their tonsils removed if repeated infections or inflammation in the tonsil area or ears causes persistent throat or ear soreness or pain.
Often, the first course of treatment for ear and throat infections, such as strep throat, is antibiotics, but if your child continues to develop infections, it may be in their best interest to remove the tonsils completely. This type of surgery can give your child long-term relief of infections and sore throats and ensure they are able to breathe properly.
What causes nosebleeds in children?
Children may be especially susceptible to nosebleeds for a number of reasons. A nosebleed is a condition where the nasal tissue begins bleeding as the result of a broken blood vessel.
Common causes of nosebleeds include:
- Nasal dryness
- Nose picking
- Allergies or a cold
Kids may also rupture blood vessels in the nose by sticking objects inside their nostril.
Many times, a nosebleed resolves quickly without any treatment. However, some children may experience excessive bleeding from the nose that looks worse than it is.
If your child’s nose bleeds due to excessive picking or dryness and not a direct injury, it can help to keep the child calm and gently pinch the nostrils closed for several minutes. A cold compress can also help slow bleeding.
If your child has frequent nosebleeds or suffers an injury to the face, it’s important to schedule an evaluation as soon as possible.
What treatments are available for sleep apnea in children?
If your child snores loudly or has difficulties staying asleep, they may have enlarged tonsils or adenoids that are interfering with breathing.
A surgical procedure can remove the enlarged tonsils or adenoids to free your airway and prevent sleep apnea-related symptoms, including snoring.
Learn more about available pediatric ENT services available at NY Center for Ear, Nose, Throat, Sinus & Allergy by calling the office or using the convenient online booking feature.