Pediatric ENT Services
When ear, nose and throat issues strike children, it can be alarming for parents who may not know exactly what is going on. In some cases, there is nothing that provides more relief to parents than a diagnosis. This way, their child’s symptoms are no longer a mystery. As a board-certified ENT in Los Angeles, Dr. Shervin Aminpour does not just specialize in treating adults—he has a comprehensive pediatric division, bringing his invaluable skills to children in need of treatment.
Dr. Aminpour pediatric areas of expertise include:
- Obstructive sleep disorders
- Hearing loss
- Treatment for speech and the voice
- Issues with the airway
- Removal of foreign bodies from the ear, nose or throat
- Outer, middle and inner ear disorders
- Thyroid and parathyroid issues
Avoiding Ear Infection Complications: Consult a Pediatric ENT Los Angeles
Ear infection is the most common ailment in young children. Statistics indicate that most children will have an ear infection at least once during their first three years. The medical term for this infection is otitis media or OM.
Children suffer from ear infections more frequently than adults partly because their Eustachian tubes, which connect the ear to the back of the throat, are narrow and more level than in older children and adults. This can hinder the ability of fluid to drain from the ear. When the tubes are inflamed or blocked due to a cold, fluid builds up behind the eardrum and causes inflammation and pain in the middle ear.
Symptoms of Ear Infection in Infants and Toddlers
Children who cannot yet speak must rely on their caregivers to interpret their actions. Symptoms of ear infection include tugging at the ear, crying, fever, sleeplessness and problems with balance. Additionally children may have fluid draining from the ear and may have difficulty hearing quiet sounds.
Most ear infections clear up without complications. However frequent or persistent infections can result in serious complications including:
- Hearing loss – temporary and permanent
- Spread of infection to other tissues such as adenoids
- Perforated eardrum
- Developmental speech delays
Treatment for Otitis Media
Once a diagnosis has been made, antibiotics will be prescribed possibly along with pain medication. Dr. Aminpour will want to re-examine the ears once the medication has been finished to ensure that there is no lasting infection. Even after a course of antibiotics there may still be some lingering infection which can flare up. Children do not have a fully functioning immune system and care must be taken to ensure there are no complications.
Tonsillitis, Allergies & Sinus Problems in Children
As a busy pediatric ENT in Los Angeles, Dr. Aminpour sees many children with a host of different ailments. The majority of his small patients suffer from common childhood infections affecting the tonsils, sinuses, adenoids, and ears. He also sees children with allergies to food and airborne allergens. Dr. Aminpour is an amazing allergy doctor in Los Angeles and takes his time with each patient, building rapport and trust before getting down to the actual examination. He understands how frightening the experience can be for children and their parents. To this end he makes the experience as pleasant for the child as possible while putting the parents at ease.
Children’s ENT Serving Los Angeles and Beyond
Beyond the diagnosis of common childhood illnesses, we offer many other forms of treatment and diagnosis. Dr. Aminpour’s primary goal is to bring assurance and comfort to children and their families, and he knows this means delivering the most effective treatment possible.
When it comes to pediatric experience, Dr. Aminpour not only treats children on a daily basis in his private Los Angeles practice, he is also well known for his trips abroad to help children in need. He has performed countless cleft lip and palate repair surgeries, gaining not only invaluable experience, but also giving underserved children with a host of ENT disorders excellent medical care that can change their lives.
Whether your child needs a routine checkup or a tonsillectomy, you can be confident that you have found one of the best pediatric ENTs Los Angeles has available.
If your child is showing symptoms relating to the ear, nose or throat, please call our office as soon as possible. We will be happy to answer any questions over the phone or set an immediate appointment. We know your child is important, and we are eager to do our part.