Dr YT Pang is an experienced children ENT Doctor. He is also a baby ENT Specialist and sees patients from birth to adulthood. Children cannot be viewed as little adults. They have their own unique ENT problems and require children’s ENT doctors that understand their needs.
Our Centre and staff are equipped to handle children and babies of all ages.
Ear Nose, Throat and upper respiratory tract problems are often seen in children. Children may not be able to describe their symptoms to us. As a result, children may suffer silently till it flares up into a major disease or infection. We may then treat the obvious symptoms. However, if the underlying causes are not addressed, this will lead to recurring or persistent symptoms. It is important to engage an experienced children ENT doctor who will tease out history from the parents and the child. The ENT doctor for child would then do a careful examination and after appropriate tests the cause of the illness may be determined.
Nose problems seen by ENT Specialist for Child
“My child is having a flu all the time” or “My child needs to visit the doctor every other week”. “ My Child is often coughing”.
These may be common comments made by parents in the play-group and kindergarten age which the ENT Specialist for child or the Baby ENT specialist often encounters. Often this are issues caused by the nose and sinuses. The Children ENT doctor are able to make an accurate determination on the child’s condition with examination as well as training in sinus infection, post nasal drip as well adenoids and tonsils.
Amongst the diseases that affect children, allergies is one of the commonest. It may manifest as eczema when they are in infancy and progress on to rhinitis (nose), asthma (lungs) to conjunctivitis (eyes). Because of its myriad manifestation, allergies may be missed. Allergy tests performed by the children ENT doctor will clarify some of the symptoms. Environmental and dietary changes may be advised by the ENT Doctor for child to improve the condition.
Allergic rhinitis (runny nose) can lead to progress to asthma. Asthma incidence is higher when allergies and sinus infections are not controlled. Children with allergies symptoms perform poorer academically. In our highly competitive society the ramifications can be profound. Allergies generally leads to poor concentration and decreased quality of sleep and. Your children’s ENT doctors will help you make the link if your child has allergies.
Blocked Nose seen by ENT Doctor for Child
Blocked nose can be caused by structural blockage, allergy, growth, enlarged adenoids and tonsils and infection. The children ENT doctor will do a nasoendoscopy and allergy tests to help with diagnosis and treatment.
Prolonged mouth breathing can lead to poor quality sleep as well as affects facial growth. Early intervention by the ENT Specialist for child is necessary to prevent irreversible changes.
Hearing Problems seen by Children ENT Doctor and Baby ENT Specialist
The hearing disability may be missed leading to decrease learning performance in this age group. The complaint to the child ENT doctor may be that my child speaks very loudly or is always shouting or that my child does not speak accurately. The ear is usually affected by otitis media. The ent specialist for child often can see a fluid level or infection behind the ear drum. This is often made worse by enlarged adenoids, tonsils or infection. If you suspect any hearing issue, consult a child ENT doctor early for an assessment. Poor hearing is linked to poor speech development and affects learning ability.
At our centre, we are experienced with dealing with children and their needs.
If you suspect that you may have ENT Sinus & Allergy issues, make an appointment with our Children ENT Doctor today for an assessment.
Visit our our children ENT website, www.ChildrenENT.sg for more information.