Ear, nose and throat conditions are very common, especially in young children. The articles below will outline some of the most common ear, nose and throat conditions and offer advice on how to keep healthy.
Most people will be affected by ear, nose and throat conditions at some point in their lives. Most conditions are mild and can be treated quickly and easily; however, some are more serious. Most ear, nose and throat conditions are caused by viral or bacterial infections, which are often spread quickly from person to person; these conditions are particularly common amongst children, who are more susceptible to infections because their immune systems are not fully developed. Viral infections cannot be cured but usually wear off over the course of time; painkillers and plenty of fluids and rest should enable the body to fight off the symptoms. Bacterial infections can usually be treated with a course of antibiotics.