Children Services

Ear Pain & Allergy in Children

Ear / Nose / Throat Allergy

An allergy happens when our body’s immune system produces an exaggerated response to a normally harmless substance (allergen). An overwhelming response with antibodies results in powerful inflammatory chemicals released. The symptoms are itchy ears, nose and throat; sneezing, runny or blocked nose, headache; cough, sore throat and hoarseness; dark circles under the eyes and conjunctivitis. …

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Head/Neck ENT Treatment for Children

Head / Neck

A. Head and neck lumps Causes:The most common lumps are neck lymph nodes swelling from infections and congenital thyroglossal and branchial cysts. Other lumps are vascular lesions, lymphangiomas, salivary gland (parotid, thyroid and sublingual) and floor of mouth lesions. Cancers are less common in children, with many malignancies being blood cell origin. Importance:Lymph nodes more …

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Sleep Apnea Treatment for child by Dr Lynne Lim

Snoring / Sleep Apnea

For children, instead of snoring, many have open mouth breathing as their nose passages are tiny. The child is restless, tossing and turning in sleep with mouth open and often bed wetting. Snoring needs to be evaluated to exclude central or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and upper airway resistance syndrome, where there is blood oxygen …

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Throat & Mount ENT problem in Children

Throat / Mouth

Tonsil and adenoid enlargement or infection Causes:Tonsils and adenoid enlargements in children may have intrinsic, unknown or infective origins. Importance:Adenoid and tonsil enlargement may result in blocked breathing passages, and snoring, which may be associated with reduced oxygen delivery to the brain and vital organs. Long term, it may contribute to reduced attention span and …

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Nose/Sinus/Allergy in Children

Nose / Sinus / Allergy

Epistaxis CausesNasal causes are usually picking of the nose, especially with allergic rhinitis. It can be due to foreign body, polyp, tumor, nose bone deviation or trauma. Systemic causes include blood disorders and certain drugs.(Read More: First Aid for Nose Bleeds) Investigations offered:Anterior nose can be examined with speculum and good headlight. Posterior nose and …

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Hearing Test - Lynne Lim ENT Centre

Hearing Test

New-borns and children of any age can have a hearing test, and our oldest patient is a spunky 104 year old. Our hearing tests are conducted in professionally constructed gold-standard sound-proof and sound-treated rooms, by professional audiologists who are specialised for kids and adults. Otoscopic Ear Examination The Ear Nose Throat Specialist/ENT Doctor will first …

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Ear/Balance Treatment for Children

Ear / Balance / Tinnitus

Conditions managed Newborn – hearing loss – Can occur due to congenital infections (e.g. Rubella, CytoMegaloVirus, Toxoplasmosis, Herpes, Syphilis) or genetic causes with or without syndromes. Associated with some toxic drugs, ICU stay, hypoxaemia episodes, severe jaundice. Can result in cochlear, middle or outer ear hearing loss. Genetic hearing loss – There are over 200 types of genetic hearing …

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Hearing loss in Children

Hearing Loss

Why do so many children get ear infections? And at what point do you consult a doctor or specialist? In this second of our specialist series with Dr Lynne Lim, Ear, Nose & Throat Specialist at Mount Elizabeth Hospital & Farrer Park Medical Centre, we answer these and other common questions that we have about …

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