Answers and questions on pediatric otolaryngology

How to anesthetize when a child’s ear hurts at night? Except for ear pain, there are no other symptoms.
Answer: 24.06.2020

Hello! The causes leading to the occurrence of pain in the ear can be: cerumen impaction, foreign body (insect), a precursory symptom of acute respiratory infections. Therefore, we recommend seeing an otolaryngologist as soon as possible to clarify the causes of pain. You can ease the pain with Otipax drops if there is no allergy to lidocaine.

Konovalenko Oksana Leonidovna
Otolaryngologist, pediatric otolaryngologist. The first category. Work experience is 22 years.  
How to ease ear pain in a child? What to do when a child does not sleep well at night because the ear hurts, and in the morning everything passes?
Answer: 03.02.2020

The child may have an inflammatory disease (otitis media, acute rhinosinusitis). To ease pain, it is necessary to give the child an analgesic (for example, Nurofen in a dosage as per the child’s age, according to the instructions for the drug). If the pain persists, you need to go to the emergency hospital. For accurate diagnosis and treatment, we recommend seeing an otolaryngologist.

Konovalenko Oksana Leonidovna
Otolaryngologist, pediatric otolaryngologist. The first category. Work experience is 22 years.  
Hello, my child (daughter, 2 years and 9 months) has constant nasal stuffiness after the treatment of cold, but there is no nasal discharge as such, she breathes through the mouth both day and night. We use a humer, but there is no result. What should I do?
Answer: 29.11.2019

Good afternoon. Enlargement of nasopharyngeal tonsil (adenoids) is characteristic for children after prolonged colds. To determine the degree of enlargement, you must consult an EN-specialist. If left untreated, it can lead to otitis media, development of hearing loss, developmental delay.

Konovalenko Oksana Leonidovna
Otolaryngologist, pediatric otolaryngologist. The first category. Work experience is 22 years.  
Hello, my child says that he often hears ringing in his ears, what can it be and which doctor should we see?
Answer: 29.11.2019

Good afternoon. There may be cerumen impactions. Consultation by an ENT-specialist is recommended to exclude inflammation and cerumen impactions. You may need to be consulted by a neurologist.

Konovalenko Oksana Leonidovna
Otolaryngologist, pediatric otolaryngologist. The first category. Work experience is 22 years.