Adenoiditis

The adenoids are glands that are similar in structure and function to the tonsils. The tonsils are located in the throat, and the adenoids are located in the nasopharynx, which is the part of the throat that goes up into …

Preventing a Middle Ear Infection

The most common type of ear infection is a middle ear infection, or otitis media. Middle ear infections usually affect children, but sometimes adults can get them too. There are a few steps that parents can take to prevent middle …

Strep Throat

Strep throat is a common, contagious infection that causes a sore throat. Strep throat is caused by a type of common bacterium called Streptococcus type A. This bacterium can cause other types of infections, but strep throat is one of …

Nasal Polyps

Nasal polyps are benign (non-cancerous) growths that grow in the lining of the nose or the paranasal sinuses, the cavities in the skull lined with mucus membranes and connect to the nasal cavity. While nasal polyps themselves are not painful, …

Otitis Media

Middle Ear Infections