Surgical removal of an enlarged adenoid is called adenoidectomy. No matter how simple it looks, every surgery is usually worrying for children and parents. By explaining her or him what to expect, you can help your child be prepared for surgery. In adenoidectomy: Your child will be under general anesthesia. This means that the surgery will be […]

Otitis media is infection of the middle ear, behind the eardrum. Germs that cause the infection reach the middle ear through the eustachian tube. In children, eustachian tube is shorter than in adults and it is easier for the germs to reach the middle ear. Therefore, otitis media is more common in children. Infection in the middle ear causes accumulation […]

Vertigo is an illusion of movement when there is no actual movement. It may occur due to several disorders of the balance system. Vertigo may vary in type and intensity; common presentations are dizziness, light headedness, sensations of spinning, falling, or rocking, Vertigo may be accompanied with nausea, vomiting, sweating, paleness, headache, blurred vision, hearing loss, tinnitus, […]

Chronic sinusitis is defined as sinusitis lasting more than 3 months, accompanied with examination or imaging findings supporting this diagnosis.  The signs of chronic sinusitis are nasal obstruction, postasal or nasal discharge, fullness around the nose, and reduced sense of smell. How does it get chronic? Air must reach sinuses from the nose, through narrow […]

What is an adenoid? Adenoid is a tissue which is found between the nose and throat. It produces antibodies that help us fighting against bacteria and viruses. If your child has an enlarged or frequently infected adenoid, your doctor may recommend it’s surgical removal.