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Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis is due to allergy to house dust, house dust mites, trees and grass pollens, cat & dog dander and moulds. It is estimated that up to 40% of children are affected by allergic rhinitis

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Nasal endoscopy

Nasal endoscopy involves passing a flexible fibre optic tube through the nose.

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Information on post tonsillectomy bleeds

Tonsillectomy is the second commonest operation performed in the UK after dental extraction. However, it is not without its complications.

 

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Children with leaky nose (Rhinorrhoea)

A child with constant runny nose is not an uncommon scenario in most families. The medical term for runny nose is rhinorrhoea. The causes for runny nose in children are allergic, non-allergic and infective rhinitis. In children, allergic and infective rhinitis are by far the most common. The word ‘Rhinitis’ means inflammation of the nose which is present in all cases of rhinorrhoea in at least a mild form.

 

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Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in children (OSA)

Enlarged adenoids and tonsils are a major cause for disturbed sleep in children. Lack of sleep can impact growth and development of a child. 

 

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