Who should go to the laryngologist?
- children who snore or sleep with their mouths open,
- parents who are concerned about their child’s delayed speech development ,
- children with reduced muscle tone in the lips and tongue,
- children who are frequently diagnosed with otitis media by their pediatrician,
- people who have a feeling of ear congestion,
- people who have ear pain (suspected exudative otitis media),
- people who have a tendency to form “wax corks”,
- people who have imbalances,
- children with reduced muscle tone in the lips and tongue.
How does a visit to the laryngologist look like?
As with other specialists, an initial interview is conducted with the patient or his / her parent (in the case of children).
Then the laryngologist assesses the condition of the auditory canal (endoscopy, otoscopy, videootoscopy). Specialist laryngologist also performs a study of fiberoscopy-this is a study that assesses the condition of the nasopharynx, m.in. hypertrophy of the third tonsil called the pharyngeal tonsil. This test consists of inserting a flexible endoscope ending with a camera into the nose and further into the nasopharynx and other parts of the upper respiratory tract. This examination takes several minutes and is practically painless.