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How to Treat a Child’s Deviated Septum

Written on September 6, 2019 at 5:54 pm, by

Is your child’s breathing noisy and raspy? Do they have a persistent runny nose? Do they snore when they are asleep or breathe with their mouth open? If the answer to all of these questions is “yes,” your child could be suffering from a deviated septum.  The septum is the thin piece of cartilage that  Continue Reading »

What Are Strawberry Birthmarks And When Can They Be Treated?

Written on June 18, 2019 at 11:30 pm, by

Strawberry birthmarks (also known as hemangiomas) are bright red skin spots named for its color, which forms a rubbery, bright red nodule of extra blood vessels that grow in or under the skin. Although called a birthmark, a hemangioma does not always only appear at birth (usually within a month). It can also manifest when  Continue Reading »

What To Expect After Your Child Gets a Cochlear Implant

Written on April 29, 2019 at 1:30 pm, by

Pediatric otolaryngology programs can give hope to your child by maximizing the impact of a cochlear implant in children on his or her life while providing the most advanced care available. Children all over the world rely on their pediatric cochlear implant, also known as “bionic ear,” to not only improve their ability to sense  Continue Reading »

When Is It Time for an Adenoidectomy?

Written on April 5, 2019 at 4:47 pm, by

It’s no fun having a child who doesn’t feel well, no matter what the cause or symptoms are. And while having adenoids or tonsils removed has been de rigueur for American kids for generations, how do you know when it’s time for your child to undergo this procedure? Pediatric ENT Associates (PENTA) at Children’s of  Continue Reading »

Is it Clumsiness or a Sign of Hearing Loss?

Written on October 20, 2018 at 6:36 pm, by

Are there any moments more precious than watching your baby take her first steps? She tries and tries again, succeeding, failing, falling. Of course, it takes time for your baby to learn how to coordinate her muscles, movements and balance so that she can begin to walk properly. But what if she continues to fall,  Continue Reading »

My Toddler Snores at Night. Should I Be Concerned?

Written on October 20, 2018 at 6:25 pm, by

Almost all children snore sometimes, especially when they’re in deep sleep. But about one in 10 kids snores regularly. Does that mean she or he has sleep apnea — a disorder that shuts off breathing and can lead to daytime fatigue and trouble in school? Not necessarily. Snoring in kids can have lots of different  Continue Reading »

This Summer, Watch Out for Swimmer’s Ear

Written on June 25, 2018 at 9:31 pm, by

Summer break is a great time for kids to get plenty of sunshine and exercise by swimming in lakes, rivers, pools, and oceans. It’s also a great time for them to pick up a not-so-great condition called swimmer’s ear. Swimmer’s ear is simply an ear infection that arises after bacteria-rich water gets trapped in the ear  Continue Reading »

My Child is Tugging at Her Ears? What Does This Mean?

Written on June 6, 2018 at 5:58 pm, by

You’ve noticed your child tugging at her ears repeatedly. You’d like to think she’s just a Carol Burnett fan, but worry that her ear tugging could be the sign of something more ominous. You examine her ear and it seems fine — no signs of abrasions, irritation or infections. Since your baby can’t yet talk,  Continue Reading »

Moonlight and Magnolias, Pollen in Your Hair: Top Allergens in Alabama

Written on May 3, 2018 at 9:00 pm, by

Our sweet home Alabama is known for its verdant fields and stately trees hung with draperies of kudzu. Achoo! Yes, those green and glorious beauties produce pollen that can make your child (and you) sneeze, cough and have other allergic symptoms. Trees release millions of grains of pollen each spring because it’s an essential part  Continue Reading »

Warning Signs of an Ear Infection

Written on March 12, 2018 at 8:56 am, by

Older children are good at telling you when something hurts and where it hurts. But when you have young children who are pre-verbal or have limited vocabularies, deciphering whether they have an illness or are just being cranky can be complicated. Ear infections afflict children so often that approximately five out of every six kids  Continue Reading »

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