Pediatric ENT Specialist

ENT and Allergy Specialists of Western PA

Otolaryngologists & Allergy Specialists located in McKees Rocks, Seven Fields, Sewickley, & Vanport Township, PA

Pediatric ENT physicians routinely treat common problems like ear infections, nasal congestion, and strep throat, as well as the array of chronic and severe ear, nose, and throat conditions that require specialized treatment. The pediatric team at ENT and Allergy Specialists of Western PA provides outstanding care to children and teens. They combine ENT expertise with their intangible ability to connect and make children feel safe and valued. If your child has an ENT problem, call the office in Sewickley, Beaver/Vanport Township, Seven Fields, or Ohio Valley in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, or book an appointment online today.

Pediatric ENT Q & A

What conditions do pediatric ENT’s treat?

Your pediatrician may refer your child to a pediatric ENT for problems like enlarged tonsils that need removal or recurring infections. However, the team at ENT and Allergy Specialists of Western PA treats the full scope of pediatric ear, nose, and throat problems, including:

  • Ear infections
  • Tongue-tie
  • Tonsillitis
  • Adenoiditis
  • Speech delay
  • Hearing problems
  • Airway and breathing disorders
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sinus infections
  • Allergies
  • Recurrent strep throat
  • Sleep apnea
  • Neck mass

The ENT and Allergy Specialists of Western PA team has a special ability to connect with children and help them relax. They do a great job when working with children who aren’t comfortable having their ears, nose, and throat examined.

What symptoms do pediatric ENT conditions cause?

While older children can explain their pain or hearing problem, parents need to be alert for behavioral changes in young children who can’t describe their symptoms.

Some of the most common pediatric ENT symptoms include:

  • Pulling or tugging on their ears
  • More irritable or fussy than usual
  • Excessive or bloody nasal drainage
  • Loud or frequent snoring
  • Swallowing problems
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Neck stiffness
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Not responding when you call them
  • Keeping the TV or music at a high volume

You may also notice white or yellow patches on their throat, or your child may complain of ringing in their ears.

What treatments do pediatric ENT specialists provide?

The treatment your child may need depends on their diagnosis, the cause of the problem, and the severity of their symptoms. 

Conservative treatments range from nasal sprays, pain relievers, and decongestants to antibiotics for a bacterial infection. Sometimes, the best treatment includes easing their symptoms while monitoring the problem, giving an earache or sore throat time to run its course and heal without medicine.

Your doctor may recommend ear tubes, a common procedure to release fluids trapped in the ear and eliminate recurrent ear infections. They may need to surgically remove tonsils and adenoids when your child has frequent bouts of tonsillitis or ongoing ear and sinus infections.

If your child has hearing problems, the team performs a pediatric hearing test. When necessary, they provide a child-friendly hearing aid.

If your child needs help with an ear, nose, or throat problem, call ENT and Allergy Specialists of Western PA or request an appointment online today.