Common Ear, Nose & Throat Problem Family Webinars
The American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology (ASPO) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have produced the following webinars which address common ear, nose & throat problems. Click the links below to access each webinar.
What to Do If You Discover a Lump on Your Child's Neck
Pediatricians commonly see children with swollen glands or lumps under the skin of the neck. While this can be very alarming for parents, it is important to know that most neck masses are not a cause for concern.
In this video, Amy R. Coffey, MD, FAAP, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, explains why swollen glands and other neck lumps can be caused by many different things, including illness, infection, or injury. She also review the various signs, symptoms, and treatment options.
Could My Child Have a Hearing Problem?
In this video, Carlton J. Zdanski, MD, FAAP, FACS, Chief of Pediatric Otolaryngology at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and Surgical Director at the North Carolina Children's Airway Center, describes the process for evaluation and treatment for hearing loss in infants and children. He reminds parents that regardless of the severity of hearing loss, interventions exist which can be very beneficial to the child. The ABR and the OAE evaluations are effective tests for infants and children who cannot cooperate for a traditional hearing evaluation.
Noisy Breathing in Children
Noisy breathing can develop at any time throughout childhood. Most cases are not dangerous and will resolve. Others, however, could be the result of a serious problem.
In this video, Matthew T. Brigger, MD, MPH, a pediatric otolaryngologist at Rady Children's Hospital San Diego, explains the symptoms of noisy breathing and why it generally warrants evaluation by your child's pediatrician.
Does Your Child Snore?
As a parent, you need to be aware of your child's sleep and snoring patterns. In this video, Romaine Johnson, MD, MPH, FACS, Assistant Professor of Pediatric Otolaryngology at UT Southwestern Medical Center Dallas, explains why it is important to talk with your child's doctor if your child snores. A sleep study may be needed to monitor your child while he or she sleeps to determine if a sleep disorder, such as obstructive sleep apnea, is present. Dr. Johnson also explains why enlarged tonsils and androids sometimes cause snoring.
Treating Ear Infections in Children
In this video, Soham Roy, MD, FAAP, FACS, Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and Associate Professor and Director of Quality and Safety at University of Texas Medical Center at Houston, explains how and why children get ear infections and discusses new treatment guidelines.