Paediatric and Child ENT Specialist in Singapore

A paediatric and child ENT specialist is a medical professional who can diagnose and treat all ear, nose, and throat (ENT) conditions that affect children. In Singapore, it is crucial to have access to a good pediatric and child ENT specialist as ENT disorders are among the most common reasons why children visit the doctor. Since children may not be able to accurately describe their symptoms when they feel unwell, parents must seek timely treatment from a specialist who can diagnose and treat their child’s condition. 

Ear

Ear

Our ability to hear is crucial, and it’s important to take good care of our ears. Children’s ears are delicate, and they may experience issues. If your child has ear-related pain or discomfort, seek help from a child ENT specialist in Singapore. They can diagnose and treat the condition to ensure your child’s ears stay healthy and functional.

Conditions

  • Hearing loss
  • Middle ear infections
  • Glue ear (otitis media with effusion)
  • Outer ear infections
  • Ear moulding in infants
  • Wax impaction
  • Ear lumps (preauricular sinus, sebaceous cyst, dermoids)
  • Ear drum perforation
  • Bell’s palsy

Nose

The nose is essential for breathing and smelling. Children’s
noses are prone to allergies and congestion, while nosebleeds are common in dry weather. Regular snoring could indicate a more severe issue like sleep apnea. Watch for any changes and consult a paediatric specialist in Singapore for medical attention and care.

Conditions

  • Allergies
  • Nose bleeding (epistaxis)
  • Chronic runny nose
  • Snoring in children
  • Sinus issues
  • Adenoid hypertrophy (enlarged adenoids)
  • Foreign bodies in nose
  • Nasal bone fracture

Throat

The tonsils are part of the immune system located at the back of the throat. In children, they can become infected or enlarged, causing discomfort and interfering with normal functions. A tonsillectomy is recommended for children who suffer from a persistent sore throat, recurring tonsillitis, or strep throat, as well as those who snore at night and experience pauses in breathing.

Conditions

  • Tonsillitis
  • Enlarged tonsils
  • Foreign body in throat
  • Chronic cough
  • Recurrent sore throat
  • Unclear speech
  • Excessive drooling
  • Acid reflux
  • Voice disorders
  • Tongue tie

When should you bring your child to an ENT Specialist?

  • Unexplained fever
  • Irritability
  • Difference in behaviour
  • Difficulty in learning
  • Delayed speech development
  • Frequent colds or runny nose
  • Constant sniffles
  • Disturbed, restless sleep
  • Speech or language delay
  • Attention deficit
  • Speech impediments
  • Tugging at the ear

Please consult an ENT specialist if you are suffering from any ear, nose, or throat symptoms. It is also advisable to visit an ENT doctor if you experience persistent mouth breathing due to a chronic blocked nose or encounter snoring issues.

Dr Ker Liang sees adults and children for general ENT conditions and provides comprehensive management in a broad range of Ear, Nose, and Throat, as well as Head and Neck conditions. She has a special interest in treating throat and voice conditions, including persistent sore throat, voice issues, snoring, and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA).