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. For more information on a number of Kids ENT health-related issues, visit ENThealth.org. 

February 2019 Bulletin article: February is Kids ENT Health Month: Ankyloglossia
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.

2019 Kids ENT Health Month Resources

Week One #KidsENT Social Media Graphic 

Message: There has been an increase in awareness and diagnosis of ankyloglossia over the past 20 years, particularly its impact on newborn feeding. #KidsENT https://www.entnet.org/KidsENT @AAOHNS

Week Two #KidsENT Social Media Graphic 

Message: The difficulties associated with ankyloglossia and breastfeeding can range from ineffective latch, maternal breast pain, poor milk supply, or even failure to thrive. Mothers should consult with a lactation consultant or pediatrician if having these issues.  #KidsENT https://www.entnet.org/KidsENT @AAOHNS

Week Three #KidsENT Social Media Graphic 

Message: Ankyloglossia can also affect bottle-feeding, swallowing, and licking foods as well as playing wind instruments, oral hygiene, kissing, and drooling. #KidsENT https://www.entnet.org/KidsENT @AAOHNS

Week Four #KidsENT Social Media Graphic 

Message: Frenotomy is the most common surgery to treat ankyloglossia should conservative measures not be sufficient. If the child is young enough, this can often be performed in the office setting with minimal complications.  #KidsENT https://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)