Tonsils and Adenoids

Tonsils and adenoids are on the body’s first line of defense—our immune system. They “sample” bacteria and viruses that enter the body through the mouth or nose at the risk of their own infection. But at times, they become more … Continued

Sore Throats

What Causes a Sore Throat? Sore throat is a symptom of many medical disorders. Infections cause the majority of sore throats and can be contagious. Infections are caused either by viruses (flu, the common cold, mononucleosis) or by bacteria (strep, … Continued

Ear Tubes

Painful ear infections are a rite of passage for children – by the age of five, nearly every child has experienced at least one episode. Most ear infections either resolve on their own (viral) or are effectively treated by antibiotics … Continued

Ear Aches

What is otitis media? Otitis media means inflammation of the middle ear. The inflammation occurs as a result of a middle ear infection. It can occur in one or both ears. Otitis media is the most frequent diagnosis in children … Continued