Why a visit to the ENT could bring you the best news you’ve heard in a while.
Ear problems seem like the worst, don’t they?
All that pain near your head, the fullness and stuffiness, it’s impossible to bear and even more so when watching your child suffer.
Additionally, the problems are often chronic with ear infection after ear infection. No matter how badly you think you beat the problem once, it always finds a way to come back.
Even worse, the problems are starting to spread. Your child never had sinus problems but all of a sudden they have back-to-back sinus infections and continuous throat infections. This is because the ear, nose and throat are highly connected and it’s possible that your child’s ear issue is starting to spread and reach other areas.
The Ear is Connected to the…
Surely you’ve heard the song.
They should make a cover about ears, noses and throats.
All of the structures are interconnected. The sinuses and ears both spill into the throat, and even the sinuses and ears have connectivity between them.
As you’ve already seen, an issue with one can easily begin to become an issue with another.
The good news is that by addressing one problem, it’s totally possible that it will solve the others. At the very least, it can help slow the advancement of other problems.
Fortunately this can be taken care of with one quick visit to an ear, nose and throat doctor. No matter what the problem is, he or she has seen it before.
It Never Hurts To Ask
Many people fear that by going to an ear, nose and throat doctor, they’re essentially guaranteeing their children surgery. They also tend to have unrealistic preconceived notions about those surgeries, particularly with regards to safety and speed of recovery.
Surgery may be the only option; however, it is also possible that a non-surgical alternative is feasible.
In addition to this many of the surgical options aren’t nearly as bad as they sound. With today’s technology, many of them can be performed with minimal invasive techniques and through these advances, recovery times are a fraction of what they used to be.
Not only might your child be able to get back to school in a day or two, he or she might only have to miss a day or two more in the entire year.
Whatever the case, it is worth considering a consult with an ENT surgeon to find out all of the options.