CHILDREN'S CONDITIONS

North Hampshire ENT can assess, diagnose and treat the following conditions:


The North Hampshire ENT Partnership is a team of consultants specialising in a wide spectrum of diseases and disorders that affect the Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) including snoring and sleep disorders, cosmetic and skin surgery.

 

Our surgeons provide specialist care by drawing from the 50 plus years of combined NHS experience and the many areas of individual specialist expertise available within the partnership.

 

HEARING LOSS AND GLUE EAR

Glue ear is one of the most common childhood illnesses. Children under the age of five are the largest group affected, though for some it can persist into adolescence. Some adults may also be affected.


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EAR INFECTIONS


Many young children develop ear infections but they become less common around the age of two to three years old. They can be extremely painful and sometimes the ear drum bursts to allow the infection to leak out of the ear.


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SNORING AND OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNOEA

Many children snore and this in itself is usually not a problem. It may be worse with colds and sometimes allergies can cause more nasal blockage and contribute to the snoring.

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ADENOID SURGERY



The adenoids are small walnut sized lumps of glandular tissue behind the palate in the back of the nose. They are closely linked to the tonsils and help to fight germs in younger children.

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SORE THROATS

Many children have sore throats often with a cough or a cold but they rarely need anything more than regular pain relief and fluids. When the sore throats are more severe the tonsils may be infected and so the condition may be termed tonsillitis.

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NOSE BLEEDS

A lot of children will suffer with nose bleeds and whilst they are typically short-lived they always seem to happen at the most inconvenient times and the effects can sometimes be dramatic.



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PROMINENT EARS


Some children are born with one or both ears that are noticeably more prominent than normal. Usually this is as a result of a specific abnormality where one of the folds of the outer ear has not fully developed.

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PERFORATION OF THE EAR DRUM

A hole in the ear drum (perforation) may be caused by an infection or injury to the ear; usually a perforation will heal on its own in time but sometimes it can become ‘chronic’ and cause recurrent infections and so need surgical repair.

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