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Kids ENT Health Month

February is Kids ENT Health Month.

National health statistics reveal that pediatric ear, nose, and throat disorders remain among the primary reasons children visit a physician, with ear infections ranking as the number one reason for an appointment. From earaches to choking hazards, kids can suffer from a variety of ailments that require prompt diagnosis and treatment.

Participate in Kids ENT Health Month and spread awareness on social media by incorporating the graphics below on your own Facebook and Twitter profiles!

Facebook Cover Photo
You can use this complimentary cover photo specially designed for this month's health observance! Simply right click to save the image to your computer and then upload it as your cover photo on Facebook.

Twitter Cover Photo
You can use this complimentary cover photo specially designed for this month's health observance! Simply right click to save the image to your computer and then upload it as your cover photo on Twitter.

2018 Kids ENT Health Month Resources

February 2018 BulletinAwareness of the Dangers of Button Battery Ingestion in Children

Week One #KidsENT Social Media Graphic 

Message: Ingestion of button batteries by children is dangerous and can cause severe complications in as little as two hours, particularly if the battery gets stuck in their esophagus. #KidsENT http://www.entnet.org/KidsENT @AAOHNS

Week Two #KidsENT Social Media Graphic 

Message: If there is suspicion or a witnessed ingestion event of a button battery, the caretaker should seek immediate medical help. This involves seeking care at the closest emergency department and calling the National Battery Ingestion Hotline, 800-498-8666. #KidsENT http://www.entnet.org/KidsENT @AAOHNS

Week Three #KidsENT Social Media Graphic 

Message: Be aware of the devices in the household that require button batteries. Don’t leave the batteries loose and out of the package and secure the battery compartment of the product. Keep close watch on children when they play. #KidsENT http://www.entnet.org/KidsENT @AAOHNS

Week Four #KidsENT Social Media Graphic 

Message: Since button batteries are so small, children can also place them in their ears or nose. This can result in complications in the ear or nose if not removed promptly. Do not attempt to flush these items in the nose or ear. #KidsENT http://www.entnet.org/KidsENT @AAOHNS

Twibbon Campaign
A Twibbon is a small image that you overlay on your Twitter or Facebook profile picture to show support for a campaign or cause. You can show your support for Kids ENT Health Month by including the Twibbon on your social media profile picture and encouraging others to do the same. (Example below)

Patient Health Information

A Quick Glossary for Good Ear Health

Allergies and Hay Fever

Better Ear Health

Children's Hearing Health

Hearing Loss and Ear Infection

Ear Infection and Vaccines

Middle Ear Infection

Swimmer's Ear

Ear Tubes

Ears and Altitude

Earwax and Care

Mouth Sores

Tonsils and Adenoids

Sore Throats

Stuffy Nose

Nosebleeds

Secondhand Smoke

What is an Otolaryngologist?