Otitis media, or a middle ear infection, is common in children. Symptoms of a middle ear infection include:
- Hearing Loss
Persistent Otitis Media
Because children tend to have dysfunction of the Eustachian tube (the tube that equalizes pressure in the ear), they often experience recurrent infections. In most cases, the Eustacian tube function improves by age two. Other factors that contribute to ear infection include allergies and adenoid enlargement.
Ear Tube Surgery
Antibiotics are usually prescribed to clear the infection. Yet when infections become too frequent and persistent, we may recommend that ear tubes be placed into the eardrum. The procedure, which is performed under brief anesthesia, equalizes the pressure in the middle ear, and often eliminates recurrent ear infections.
Pediatric Care at Northwest ENT
At Northwest ENT Surgery Center, we understand that you may be hesitant to have a surgical procedure performed on your child. We educate you about the procedure, giving you the knowledge you need to make an informed decision regarding your child’s care. We also explain the procedure to your child in “kid” language. Our goal is to make both patients and parents feel at ease during every visit, while providing the highest quality care.
Call (678) 483-8833 to learn more about our pediatric ENT services at Northwest ENT Surgery Center. We are conveniently located at 960 Woodstock Parkway Suite 101 in Woodstock, GA.