Unlike adults, children may not able be able to express some of their symptoms accurately. Non-specific or indirect presentation of ENT conditions in children may include fever and irritability (may be due to an infection in the ENT region), behavioural disturbances (may be due to obstructive sleep apnoea), difficulty in learning or delayed speech development (may be due to hearing loss) and “frequent cold or flu” (may be due to nose allergy).

Common Reasons For ENT Problems in Children

  • Immature immune system
  • Immature Eustachian tube (tube that connects the back of the nose to the middle ear and allows the middle ear to “breathe”)
  • Enlarged tonsils and adenoids
  • Nose allergy or “sensitive nose”

We Provide Comprehensive Assessment and Management of:

  • Children’s ear, nose and throat problems
  • Snoring and sleep apnoea
  • Head & neck lumps and bumps

Common children’s ENT investigations and procedures

  • Hearing test (Audiogram and Tympanogram)
  • Nasoendoscopy
  • Gentle removal of ear wax under microscope guidance
  • Removal of foreign bodies in the ear, nose and throat
  • Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy (removal of tonsils and adenoids)
  • Myringotomy and grommet tube insertion (insertion of tube in the ear drum to drain fluid in the middle ear)

When Should You See An ENT Specialist In Singapore?

  • Any Ear, Nose or Throat symptoms that you are troubled with or concerned of
  • Persistent blocked nose with mouth breathing or snoring

Common Children’s ENT Conditions

  • Rhinitis (Sensitive nose)
  • Impacted earwax
  • Hearing loss
  • Ear infections
  • Frequent tonsil Infections (Recurrent tonsillitis)
  • Enlarged lymph nodes (Cervical lymphadenopathy)

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect from my first ENT specialist visit?

Your ENT doctor would first take a detailed history regarding your complaints and thereafter perform a thorough physical examination. This may include certain procedures such as flexible nasoendoscopy (a look with a camera into your nasal passages) or clearing of the ears. After that, your complaints would be addressed and a treatment plan will be instituted for you.

Please also ask questions related to your condition and if there is any discomfort, please kindly bring it up to Dr Jenica or to our ENT team.

How do I prepare my child for the first visit to the ENT clinic?

It would be good to talk to your child to prepare them for the ENT visit. It is important to know that if they experience is any discomfort or pain to let their parents or the ENT team know. We aim to ensure that children are happy and comfortable at all times. Please bring along a list of their old medications and their baby Health Booklet.

What modes of payment do you accept?

We accept the following modes of payment: 

  • Cash
  • NETS
  • PayNow, PayLah
  • All major Credit Cards.

If you are insured and would like to use E-Filing or A Letter of Guarantee (LOG) from the major insurers in Singapore, please contact us, our friendly clinic staff will assist you and provide more information if required

Can I claim through my Medisave account?

Yes, you can.

We are a Medisave accredited day surgery clinic. All Singaporeans & PR are able to use Medisave for consultations, procedures, and medications (where eligible) at our clinic. Please contact us to learn more.

I have insurance. Can I use that to claim for my medical bills?

Patients who have purchased Integrated Shield plans with riders for co-insurance and deductibles will be able to use them in our clinic for various procedures (contact us to find out if your procedure is claimable).

Our clinic is equipped with a day surgery facility, which enables you to make a claim on your Integrated Shield Plan for hospitalization.

The 6 Approved Integrated Shield Insurers are:

  • NTUC Income’s IncomeShield and Enhanced IncomeShield
  • American International Assurance International Co’s (AIA) HealthShield Gold
  • Great Eastern Life Assurance Co’s SupremeHealth and SupremeHealth Plus
  • Aviva Ltd’s MyShield
  • Prudential Assurance Co’s PRUShield
  • AXA Shield

Medisave & Insurance Shield Plan Approved

For Singaporean & Singapore Permanent Residents