Is Your Child Experiencing Sinus Problems?
- Posted on: Apr 5 2023
If your child is experiencing any of these symptoms they should be evaluated by an Otolaryngologist (Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor).
There can be numerous causes for your child’s sinus issues.
At Sinus and Snoring Specialists, we perform a comprehensive evaluation of your child to assess the cause of their symptoms. Unlike some other ENT clinics, we have specialized tools to evaluate your child and give them the proper diagnosis. Some children undergo a low radiation mini-CT scan to evaluate their sinuses for chronic sinus infection, structural problems (such as deviated septum), or swelling. A thorough exam is performed which often includes a painless nasal endoscopy where we can look at your child’s nasal passageways with a magnified scope. This also helps us assess for infection, swelling, and structural abnormalities that may not be evident on imaging.
After your child has an assessment, we will formulate a comprehensive treatment plan for them. For example, if your child is experiencing significant allergies we may recommend allergy skin testing. Based on that skin testing, we can formulate allergy drops (also called sublingual immunotherapy) to build your child’s immune system against allergies.
If there is an infection, often a good course of medical therapy is used as the first step. For persistent infections, your child may be a candidate for balloon sinuplasty, a non-invasive procedure for chronic sinus infection. Each treatment plan is personalized for your child and their needs.
It is important that children with sinus issues get treatment early on. Persistent sinus problems affect sleep quality which then affects growth and development.
Sinus and Snoring Specialists treat children of all ages!