Suite 35, SJOG Medical Clinic, 100 Murdoch Drive, Murdoch 6150 (Murdoch) 208 Hampden Road, Nedlands 6009 (Nedlands)
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Common ENT conditions

Condition  Etiology Common symptoms Treatment options
glue ear/ otitis media with effusion fluid is trapped in the middle ear cavity. ear discomfort, hearing loss, speech/ language issues, balance problems.
  • limited role of nasal sprays/ antihistamines/ antibiotics
  • may need grommets.
ear infections/acute otitis media acute infection of the middle ear. fever, ear pain, ear discharge, hearing loss, disturbed sleep.
  • oral antibiotics
  • may require grommets.
snoring/ obstructive sleep disorder upper airway obstruction during sleep from nose, adenoid and/ or tonsils. varying degree of severity from snoring to sleep apnea, mouthbreathing, restless sleep, frequent waking, poor growth, bed-wetting, behaviour issues, issues swallowing.
  • nasal sprays for nasal congestion
  • frequently require adenoid and tonsil surgery.
tonsillitis infection of the tonsils. sore throat, fever, difficulty swallowing, tiredness, sleep obstruction.
  • antibiotics
  • may require tonsillectomy if frequent episodes.

Glue ear/ Otitis media with effusion

Fluid is trapped in the middle ear cavity

Common symptoms: ear discomfort, hearing loss, speech/ language issues, balance problems

Treatment: observation, limited role of nasal sprays/ antihistamines/ antibiotics, may require grommets

Ear infections/acute otitis media

Acute infection of the middle ear

Common symptoms: fever, ear pain, ear discharge, hearing loss, disturbed sleep

Treatment: pain relief, oral antibiotics, may require grommets

Snoring/ obstructive sleep disorder

Upper airway obstruction during sleep from nose, adenoid and/ or tonsils.

Common symptoms: varying degree of severity from snoring to sleep apnea, mouthbreathing, restless sleep, frequent waking, poor growth, bed-wetting, behaviour issues, issues swallowing

Treatment: nasal sprays for nasal congestion, frequently require adenoid and tonsil surgery

Tonsillitis

Infection of the tonsils.

Common symptoms: sore throat, fever, difficulty swallowing, tiredness, sleep obstruction

Treatment: self limiting at times, pain relief, antibiotics, may require tonsillectomy if frequent episodes