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Center for Children

The Unique ENT Needs Of Children

This will come as no surprise to you as a parent, but children have many unique medical needs that differ from those of adults. 
Reasons why children need different care:
  • Their bodies are still growing 
  • Their immune systems aren't strong 
  • They come into contact with a lot of germs
  • They can be accident-prone 
  • The medical needs of children include:
  • Diseases of the ear, nose, and throat
  • Disorders of the ear, nose, and throat
  • Ear problems are a very common childhood malady.  They affect 80% or more of all children.  A very common disorder that many children suffer from is otitis media (middle ear inflammation).  It affects over 80% of all children before their 3rd birthday.  By the time they are 3, 50% of all children suffer 3 or more instances of it.  Occurrences of this very common, painful problem are more frequent during cold and flu season.

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