Paediatric ENT Brisbane
Issues affecting the ear, nose and throat are common in children. The surgeons at CompleteENT are experienced with treating paediatric patients from newborns through to teenagers.
We understand the difficulties parents face when their child is unwell and endeavour to provide a friendly and reassuring environment for young patients.
The paediatric ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists are happy to discuss surgical and non-surgical treatment options to ensure that your child is provided the best possible care for your child.
Common Children’s ENT conditions treated include:
Hearing loss in children can have many potential causes. If your child is experiencing issues with their hearing, it is important to seek treatment from a children’s ENT doctor. Even mild hearing difficulties can impact a child’s development, leading to speech delay, poor attention or behavioural issues.
At Complete ENT, the surgeons can provide a range of treatment options for conductive and sensorineural hearing loss in children. From grommets to ease the symptoms of chronic glue ear to cochlear implants surgery for profound deafness, the doctors can help your child make the most of their hearing abilities.
Middle ear infections (otitis media) are one of the most common childhood illnesses, affecting up to 90% of children by the age of three. Most cases are mild and resolve on their own. However, recurrent middle ear infections can lead to further complications such as glue ear and cholesteatoma.
You should consult a paediatric ENT surgeon if your child’s middle ear infection is present for more than three months or they are experiencing hearing or learning difficulties. The specialists will provide a full assessment and discuss treatments for a range of conditions related to middle ear infections.
Tonsillitis is a common condition that affects children of all ages. Symptoms can include a sore throat, difficulty swallowing, swollen lymph nodes, and fever. Tonsillitis is usually caused by a viral infection and will clear up on its own within a week or two. If the symptoms are severe or your child suffers from chronic tonsillitis, they may be referred to a paediatric ENT specialist in Brisbane for further assessment.
In some cases, antibiotics treatment will clear the infection. However, surgical removal of the tonsils (tonsillectomy) is often required for recurrent episodes of tonsillitis or if your child has difficulty in breathing through their nose or mouth because of swollen tonsils, leading to problems with sleeping. The otolaryngologists (head and neck surgeons) provide this highly effective treatment for chronic tonsillitis.
Obstructive sleep apnoea in children occurs when the airway becomes blocked during sleep. Typical signs include loud snoring, pauses in their breathing, night time waking, restless sleep, teeth grinding, bed wetting, poor concentration and behavioural problems. If left untreated, obstructive sleep apnoea can have a long-term effect on a child’s growth and brain development.
Paediatric ENT surgery to remove the adenoids (adenoidectomy) and/or tonsils (tonsillectomy) will resolve the issues related to snoring and sleep disordered breathing in most children. If you have concerns about how your child is sleeping, If you have concerns about how your child is sleeping, the paediatric ENT surgeons at CompleteENT can make a full evaluation to determine the best treatment option.