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Pediatric ENT & Airway

Pediatric ENT & Airway

Ear, nose and throat issues are too common for comfort in babies and children. Although they're often as simple as a blocked nose or sore throat, these symptoms may need investigating if they are recurrent. Conditions of the ear, nose, and throat can affect many aspects of children’s lives, including their abilities to learn, play and interact with others. 

At Rainbow Children’s Hospital, the ENT and Cochlear Implantation team at Rainbow has treated nearly 234 complex cases successfully till date. The team also helps children with profound deafness attain near-normal hearing. It improves their life by allowing them to gain skill sets that people often take for granted like hearing, acquiring speech and language functions, communicating and continuing with their regular course of life.

Our expertise lies in evaluation, investigation, and management of congenital, neonatal, and pediatric airway issues or lesions, Complex airway reconstruction, Treatment of Congenital Subglottic Stenosis and Tracheal Stenosis, Management of Laryngeal cleft, Laryngeal webs, Laryngotracheal, Reconstruction, and Segmental Tracheal Resection, Management of Pediatric Snoring, Sleep Apnea & Post Tracheostomy

The following services are available at the Rainbow Children’s Hospital for Pediatric ENT:
- Cochlear implantation
- Reconstruction for airway obstruction
- Airway balloon dilation
- Audiological services
- Rehabilitation services
- Postoperative care
- Family Resource Center
- Our Pediatric physicians can help children with the following conditions:

Ear -
- Infections of the inner, middle, and outer ear
- Management of balance and hearing disorders
- Audiological testing for children of all ages from birth to 18. This includes auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing, otoacoustic emissions (OAE), and standard hearing testing.
- Cochlear implantation (available for infants, children, & adults & can be performed at 6 months of years)
- Minimally invasive endoscopic ear surgery
- Aural & microtia atresia
- Congenital, infectious, or traumatic conditions of ear
- Restoring mechanical hearing using middle-ear reconstruction surgery
- Tympanic membrane perforation of a perforated eardrum
- Surgery & care for chronic diseases of air including cholesteatomas

Nose -
- Choanal atresia
- Pyriform aperture stenosis
- Testing & management of allergy
- Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS)
- Removal of adenoids
- Management of skill base masses & sinonasal
- Surgery and care for chronic sinusitis

Throat -
- Diagnosis and treatment for voice disorders
- Endoscopic examination of food, air, & sinus passages
- Surgery and care for trachea and larynx conditions like subglottic stenosis & laryngomalacia
- Removal of tonsils or Tonsillectomy for recurrent infections & obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

Throat -
- Sialoendoscopy
- Enlarged lymph nodes
- Thyroglossal duct cysts
- Branchial cleft cysts
- Salivary gland tumors
- Vascular malformations
- Thyroid nodules and tumors
- Diagnosis & treatment for congenital, infectious, & neoplastic neck and head masses

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FAQs
Why Choose Rainbow Children’s Hospital for pediatric ENT?

Rainbow Children’s Hospital is one of the best pediatric ENT hospitals for ear, nose, and throat issues that are common in babies and children. Their expert team of leading pediatric ent specialists has decades of experience in successfully treating deafness, voice disorders, surgical cochlear implantation, constrictions in airways, and other common and rare disorders of the ear, nose, and throat.

In Which centers Rainbow has pediatric ENT?

Rainbow Children’s Hospital provides some of the best pediatric ENT treatments and post-operative care for pediatric ENT at its healthcare units in the cities of Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Vizag, and Vijayawada.

My child has frequent ear infections. What can be the reason behind this?

ENT specialist for babies Children below the age of 3 have an average of 1 to 2 ear infections every year. This infection is caused by the trapped fluid in the middle that can lead to a bacterial or viral infection. Young children are more vulnerable to this because their eustachian tubes are still short and developing. This makes them susceptible to blockages and swelling.

How can an ear infection be treated?

The treatment of ear infection can last for about a week. For managing pain, you can try some ear drops, warm compresses, and over-the-counter medications. Antibiotics can be prescribed in the case of a bacterial ear infection. Ear tubes are used in the case of children with severe ear infections.

Is it normal for a child to have frequent sinus infections?

Sinus infection is one of the most common chronic conditions. That’s what children ent specialist It is caused by the swelling and inflammation of the lining of the sinuses. This can lead to infection, nasal discharge, nasal congestion, sinus pressure, pain, and nasal obstruction. In extreme cases, where all other treatments are ineffective, surgery might be required.

What other conditions can lead to nasal obstruction?

Apart from sinusitis, the following conditions can cause nasal obstruction:

Nasal polyps
Deviated septum
Adenoid enlargement
Enlargement of the nasal turbinates

My child is suffering from hoarseness. What can be the cause behind this? Should I be worried?

An ent pediatric specialist can help you know more about this condition of your child. Hoarseness is caused by the irritation in the larynx or the voice box. The most common causes for this irritation are:

Postnasal drip
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
Upper respiratory infections

If the condition isn’t treated in 4 to 6 weeks, you should see a doctor regarding this to make sure it isn’t anything serious like tumors, nodules, or vocal cord paralysis.

My child snores a lot. Is there anything I can do about this?

Snoring occurs when there is vibration in the tissues present in the throat. It is very common in adults, not so much in children. However, there is no need to worry. Snoring is also associated with a dangerous medical condition known as obstructive sleep apnea. So, if your child is snoring a lot and nothing is working, you should consult a doctor.

What should I expect from my child’s ENT exam?

Your child’s ENT exam will depend on his/her symptoms. As a parent, you must be ready to share the complete medical history of your child. After this, a thorough examination of your child’s ears, nose and throat will be conducted. Sophisticated equipment will be used by the doctor for getting a better picture of your child’s condition. For a better understanding of the ears and their pathology, the doctor might use an otoscope that illuminated the eardrums. Apart from this, microscopes and tuning forks might also be used. An endoscope or a speculum will be used for seeing the insides of nasal cavities clearly. A flexible, fibreoptic nasendoscopy can be used to get a better visual of the voice box or the back of the nose.

When can my child get back to school after the surgery?

This will depend on the type of surgery your child had. For example, in the case of ear tubes, they can go to school the very next day. After an adenoidectomy or a tonsillectomy, it will take one week for your child to return to their normal life. The post-operative care for every patient and doctor is different. However, you can consult your doctor and come up with a plan of care for your child. For the best treatment for your child, you can always approach ent specialist in Rainbow Hospital Bangalore.

Is it normal for a child to have night terrors after surgery?

It is very common for children to have sleep disturbances after any surgical procedure. This includes surgeries of ear, nose, and throat. This is not common in children between the age of 3 and 6 years.

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