Pediatric ENT Specialist Singapore | Children's ENT
Your child’s health and well-being is a top priority, and at times, their unique needs may require the expertise of a pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat specialist. Our team is specially trained and equipped to provide the best care for your little one, ensuring that they receive the right treatment for their specific age and size.
Say goodbye to the frustration and confusion of navigating overlapping care with a pediatrician. Our experts are here to support you and your child, and make the journey to better health a breeze. From snoring and sleep-disordered breathing, to sore throats, ear wax, and hearing loss, we’ve got your child covered.
At our clinic, we understand that children are not just mini-adults and that their health needs are unique. Let us be your partner in health and give your child the care they deserve. Book an appointment with us today and take the first step towards a brighter, healthier future for your child!
Children's ENT Specialist Singapore
- ENT Conditions We Treat
- Ear Problems
- Nose & Sinus
- Tonsils & Adenoids
- Snoring, sleep disorders / sleep disordered breathing and sleep apnea
- Throat conditions
- Salivary gland conditions
Children's ENT Specialist in Singapore | Kids ENT - Procedures We Do
- Removal of foreign bodies in the ear, nose and throat
- Removal of ear wax
- Flexible nasoendoscopy
- Removal of tonsils and adenoids
- Myringotomy and grommet tube insertion
ENT Pediatric Specialist Singapore | Kids ENT - Investigations We Do
- Hearing tests (Audiometry, Tympanometry, Play Audiometry, OAE / ABR)
- Pediatric sleep study
Frequently Asked Questions
Common Ear Problems In Children
One of the most common ear conditions your child can experience is the infection and inflammation of the ear, also known as otitis media. Their ears are still developing and prone to blocking up due to bacterial infection or because of fluid backup from other parts of the body connected by the sinuses. A pediatric ear, nose and throat doctor can find the cause of the issue and treat it, as well as treating the symptoms of otitis media.
Common Nose Problems In Children
Many children seem to have a chronic case of a runny nose. On occasion, this may be a symptom of an underlying issue. Because of how interconnected the ears, nose and throat are, all this extra mucus can sometimes lead to problems , such as otitis media (described above), as well as sore throats. Furthermore, you might want to see an Paediatric ENT specialist if your child complains of a constant blocked nose, facial pain or pressure in the nose or around the eyes. These are signs of sinus infections, which can lead to other ENT problems.
Nosebleeds are also an exceedingly common problem in children. Most children end up with nosebleeds throughout their life. They are mainly caused by physical trauma to the nose, which makes it bleed. However, children may also pick their nose and cause nosebleeds, or even stick things up their nostrils. On occasions, vigorous rubbing of the nose due to itch and allergies can also cause nosebleeds. Such nosebleeds are usually transient and self-limiting. However, if your child has persistent nosebleeds multiple times per week, we may be able to help. The bleeding may be caused by raw areas on the nasal septum, inflamed nasal passages / sinuses , or even conditions such as nasal polyps or a deviated septum. These issues are usually amenable to treatment.
Common Throat Problems In Children
The throat is where all the fluid from the sinuses drains to. Excess mucus can be uncomfortable on the child’s throat and the bacteria present can lead to regular sore throats. If your child experiences sore throats more than five times a year, it may be time to see a pediatric ENT Specialist.
Furthermore, many children have issues with enlarged tonsils; or tonsils prone to inflammation, which can lead to issues like tonsil abscesses and sleep apnea.
Common Neck Problems In Children
Neck masses or lumps in a child can be anxiety provoking. Often, these are lymph nodes helping a child fight an infection. An evaluation with a surgeon to determine if masses need to be removed should be done for:
- Any neck mass that is progressively growing
- Growths associated with skin discoloration
- Growths which are congenital (from birth)
What Should You Expect At Your First Appointment?
We understand that the treating of children stretches far beyond the treatment of symptoms and conditions. Examining a small child can be an intimidating experience and the family has likely been through some emotional stress getting to the point of seeing a specialist.
The first appointment will have a heavy focus on addressing your questions and concerns and working together to determine the proper plan of action. Your Paediatric ENT Specialist will review your child’s medical history, any health problems, and all details surrounding the reason for the visit. Depending on your particular situation, investigations such as imaging or allergy testing may help determine the source of the problem. After examination, treatment options will be discussed with you, for your child.
Why Consult An ENT Pediatric Specialist?
Children experience very similar ENT issues as adults do but the symptoms do not always look and/or your child may not know how to communicate non visible symptoms to you.
Ear, nose, and throat (ENT) complications are one of the leading causes for trips to the pediatrician each year. Ear infections alone account for up to 30 million pediatrician visits annually, worldwide . The ear, nose, and throat regions are not fully developed until around age 6, and hence do not always function properly. Until your child’s sinus drainage systems fully develop, it is easy for bacteria to accumulate, get stuck and cause infections.
Why Choose Us As Your ENT Pediatric Specialist?
Selecting your specialist who will care for your child can be nerve-racking. You are entrusting your child’s health and well-being to a professional who must be an expert but also remain sensitive to your child’s needs.
As part of the Children's ENT Centre, we have considerable experience in managing ENT Pediatric conditions. How are we different?
WE LOVE KIDS.
When you interact with us, you can really see how much we care about children and their health. From our kid-friendly office, to the way we talk to kids, and share information with parents, our approach assures you that you've made the right choice.
WE MAKE THINGS EASY.
Getting the health information you need, finding time to get to an appointment, and confusion with insurance coverage – we know all these things can be difficult for parents. We make it as easy as possible, with easy appointments, convenient locations, and a billing office that works with you to iron out insurance problems. We also dispense most medications in our clinic so you save time and don't have to wait in the pharmacy.
WE HELP KIDS AND PARENTS FEEL COMFORTABLE.
The simple act of kneeling down and making eye contact – our doctors know how to put children and kids at ease right away during every appointment. Contact us for an appointment today!