The doctors at Huntington Ear Nose Throat Head & Neck specialize in treating pediatric otolaryngology and can help treat a wide range of pediatric conditions including tonsillitis, sinusitis and ear infections.
Your tonsils help protect act as filters and block germs from entering your throat that can cause infections. Your tonsils are there to protect your airways. Tonsillitis is when your tonsils become infected and inflamed when they become overwhelmed with bacteria and viruses.
An estimated 37 million Americans suffer from sinusitis each year. Sinusitis is an inflammatory disease where the tissue lining of your sinuses swell. Your sinuses should be filled with air, but when they become blocked and filled with fluid, your sinuses can become infected. Sinus blockage can be caused by a number of factors, ranging from the common cold to more serious conditions such as having a deviated septum.
Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
Ear infections are the most common cause for earaches and can affect both children and adults. Ear infections often occur in the middle of the ear and are accompanied by cold or flu symptoms. Ear infections account for approximately 30 million doctor visits per year.