Back to school season can get hectic with all of the things to buy and prepare. Just like school supplies, it's also important that your child’s ear, nose, and throat problems are addressed for a comfortable and fun school year focused on learning, and not stuffy noses and ear aches.
With a new school year comes a new season of sports, gym class, and, unfortunately, allergies. Children having issues with breathing will feel left out and frustrated when trying to participate in physical activities. Breathing problems can be a result of a few issues, including allergies, sinusitis, and even a deviated septum. Taking your child to see an ENT can help bring clarity to these issues and help them find treatment.
Back to school season often also means back to germs. This is because there are a lot of children all in one classroom passing germs back and forth from each other. The additional germs can lead to colds, sinus infections, and ear infections. Ear infections in children often occur in the middle ear and can be caused by environmental factors as well as lifestyle factors.
If your child is having issues with ear infections or sinus congestion, you may notice that this might be distracting your child while in school. Help them stay focused this year by helping them manage their allergies and keep them free of infection. A visit to the ENT before the start of the school year will help you and your child stay focused this year with less sick days.
If your child is in need of a checkup, contact Tuscaloosa Ear Nose and Throat to set up and appointment before the school year starts.