It often seems like bacterial infections and childhood go together like peanut butter and jelly (or wine and cheese if you’re the more cultured type).
In most cases your child’s ear, nose and throat infection will be treated with antibiotics – but before you commit, it’s important to understand that your decision could affect your child’s long-term recovery.
The human throat houses billions of bacteria, most of them harmless. But one species is becoming more common, and it is anything but benign.
Drug-resistant gonorrhea has been on the rise for years; the World Health Organization has reported an increase in more than 50 countries. Now scientists say the epidemic is being driven by a particular mode of transmission: oral sex.
This article discusses three common pediatric ENT infections, pharyngitis, otitis media, and sinusitis, and discusses the typical and atypical clinical manifestations of these infections, as well as their diagnostic and therapeutic choices. It also highlights complications that may be life threatening — instances in which rapid recognition and therapy in the emergency setting are mandatory.
Infections play a major role in the practice of ENT. Microbial penetration into tissues of the head and neck can initiate a focal reaction causing superficial self-resolving infections. However, some of these have the potential to develop into life-threatening disease. We provide an overview of the most common ENT infections with focus on the presentation, diagnosis and management.
Any part of the ears, nose and throat can be affected by many of the same viruses and bacteria. However, certain types of infection are more likely to happen in different areas and the symptoms can also be a little bit different, depending on exactly where the infection is located.
It’s not just your imagination. When something affects your ear, sometimes you find that it also affects your nose and throat, and vice versa.
There are several Chronic Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) disorders, and with the interconnection between these three areas, it is difficult to diagnose what infection you have based on symptoms alone.
What makes an infection of the ear nose and throat (ENT) Hard to diagnose? For chronic infections of the ENT, symptoms may overlap causing several infections in multiple areas. What are chronic Infections? Chronic infections are those that occur repeatedly over time, especially in the fall and winter seasons. During these seasons, people are spending more time indoors and in groups. The increased number of germs and people in close contact makes it easier for these germs to spread.
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