Pediatric ENT Services
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Pediatric ENT Services for Infections & Allergies
Both adults and children of all ages experience ear, nose and throat (ENT) issues. Our pediatric ENT treatment puts our patients first. At Chacko Allergy we recognize the concern commonly felt by children and their parents, and thoroughly understand the need to provide a dedicated service to children.
What Pediatric ENT Services We Treat at Chacko Allergy
Dr. Chacko is quite experienced in treating ENT-related issues for kids and offers first-class treatment.
Sinusitis is usually caused by an allergic reaction or infection following a cold. While sinusitis may clear with rest and recuperation, it can last for an extended period, or even lead to a more serious bacterial infection. Your child may need to undergo an allergy test, with immunotherapy being an option for reducing the impact of allergies over the long run.
Ear infections usually involve a build-up of fluid and inflammation behind the eardrum. These infections are common in children, and may go away after a few days. However, recurrent infections could indicate an undiagnosed allergy. Pollen, mold, dust and other allergens could be causing infections that require pediatric ENT treatment to prevent a recurring pattern.
So many allergies can develop into nasal infections. An ear, nose and throat doctor in Atlanta, Canton, and across Georgia will usually refer you to an allergy specialist like Dr. Chacko for diagnosis and treatment. While treatments like avoidance and antihistamines can help your allergies, allergy shots are a long-term solution offering allergen desensitization.
Postnasal drip is the experience of excess mucus draining down your throat, leading to a sore throat and cough. This feeling might be only a minor inconvenience for your child, but it often signals an undiagnosed allergy or a sinus infection. On a positive note, the impact of allergies or sinusitis can be reduced with the appropriate treatment. Your Georgia pediatric ENT will discuss an appropriate treatment after diagnosis.
Health Implications if ENT Symptoms Go Untreated
Many ENT issues can be fairly minor, but leaving them untreated increases the risks of more serious problems. Allergic reactions in the nose could lead to a chronic sinus infection, causing considerable aggravation to your child and to you as well. Getting a thorough diagnosis and treatment plan is the quickest and safest way to put an end to ongoing ENT issues.
Common Pediatric ENT Questions
Can an allergist help with an ENT issue?
Allergists can treat most problems that do not require surgery. After diagnosis and if required, Dr. Chacko will refer your child to a surgeon.
How will you diagnose my child’s allergy?
We use multiple testing methods including the skin prick test, blood test and oral challenge test. Once the cause of the ENT-related issue is found, the proper treatment plan will be recommended.
Don’t Delay in Treating ENT Issues
If your child is suffering from ENT problems, Dr. Chacko can offer fast and effective treatment. Discovering the root of the problem can control ongoing issues, preventing future sickness and discomfort. Make an appointment online for one of our locations in Alpharetta, Atlanta, Canton, Cumming, Duluth and Johns Creek, or by calling 678-668-4688.