Usually caused by nose-picking or dry air, nosebleeds can be common in children and generally aren’t serious – but how can parents stop a child’s bloody nose? Here, Dr. Reshmi Basu, offers tips to parents to stop the bleed, explains the types and causes of nosebleeds, and offers guidance about when to call the pediatrician.
Ears, Nose, Throat / Otolaryngology
Between cotton swabs and drops, what’s the best way to clean a child’s earwax? Learn about the best technique, and when a child’s earwax might warrant a call to the pediatrician.
How intracapsular tonsillectomy – a new technique championed at CHOC, protects the muscle underneath, resulting in less risk of bleeding after surgery, vastly decreased pain after surgery, and a rapid return to normal diet.
After hearing her mother’s stories of the aftermath of her teenage tonsillectomy, Jenna Opp was a little worried before undergoing the procedure herself. But thanks to a different technique offered by CHOC otolaryngologists, Jenna drank a smoothie right after the procedure, and by that night, she enjoyed eggs and French toast for dinner. Only two […]
A new study co-authored by Dr. Jay Bhatt, a CHOC otolaryngologist, finds that nearly a quarter of U.S. children are at risk for hearing loss from exposure to loud sounds.
Gracie’s parents were heartbroken to disocver she had severe to profound hearing loss. After receiving cochlear implants, her language skills now exceed most normal hearing children.
Many children suffer from ear infections, often between six months and two years of age. Lifestyle factors may lead to more frequent ear infections in some cases, like attending group daycare or secondhand smoke exposure. Children with chronic or recurrent ear infections, or those for whom hearing loss or speech delay are suspected due to […]