Throat & Neck
Tonsils and Adenoids
If your child recurrently experiences sore throats, strep throat, airway obstruction, or white deposits within the tonsils, a discussion with and evaluation by a pediatric ENT may be beneficial. Tonsil and adenoid surgery is very common and will improve your child's quality of life.
Congenital Neck Masses
If you notice an abnormal lump or bump on your child’s neck, have a pediatric ENT physician check it out. There are many masses that occur in the neck, and evaluation by your physician can help determine the best treatment options.
Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
A bad night’s sleep due to snoring or sleep apnea is not just an adult problem; some children also suffer from sleep issues. When this happens, it is often due to enlarged tonsils and adenoids. Pediatric obstructive sleep apnea can cause serious health problems. Pediatric ENT physicians are trained to recognize and treat children with obstructive sleep apnea so you and your child can get a better night’s sleep.
Stridor and Noisy Breathing
If a child makes abnormally-loud breathing noise, this is usually a symptom of a throat problem like an infection, issue with the vocal cords, injury, or some type of abnormal growth. The most common source of noisy breathing is due to the larynx not working well. In either case, a Peak ENT pediatric physician can best diagnose and treat the breathing noise so the child can breathe normally.