Velopharyngeal Dysfunction for Parents
When sound and air leaks into the nasal cavity during speech, this is called velopharyngeal dysfunction (VPD).
First Aid: Sore Throat for Parents
Sore throats are usually caused by viruses. Here's what to do if your child has a sore throat.
Spleen and Lymphatic System for Parents
The lymphatic system is an extensive drainage network that helps keep bodily fluid levels in balance and defends the body against infections.
Adenoids and Adenoidectomy for Teens
Often, tonsils and adenoids are surgically removed at the same time. So, what are adenoids exactly?
Tonsillitis for Teens
You wake up and your throat is swollen and you have a fever. Could it be tonsillitis? Find out what tonsillitis is, how to treat it, and how to prevent it.
Strep Throat for Parents
Strep throat is a common cause of sore throat in kids and teens. It usually requires treatment with antibiotics, but improves in a few days.
Tonsillitis for Parents
Tonsillitis is an infection that makes tonsils swollen and red. It can cause a sore throat, fever, swollen glands, and trouble swallowing.
Speech-language pathologists help kids with speech problems related to a cleft palate. Find out what they do.
Adenovirus for Parents
Adenoviruses can infect the lining of the eyes, airways and lungs, intestines, urinary tract, and nervous system. They're common causes of fever, coughs, sore throats, diarrhea, and pinkeye.
Adenoids and Adenoidectomy for Parents
Enlarged adenoids are normal some kids, but others need surgery. Often, tonsils and adenoids are removed at the same time.